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COLLINS CITY, TEXAS. Collins City was a short-lived post office and flag stop on the International-Great Northern Railroad near Jacksonville in north central Cherokee County. It was named for Col. C. F. Collins, agent for the I&GN in Jacksonville in the 1870s. A local post office operated briefly from February through September 1877, but a town evidently failed to develop, and the mail service was discontinued.


Hattie Joplin Roach, A History of Cherokee County (Dallas: Southwest, 1934).

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "COLLINS CITY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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