Collinsville, Texas

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Collinsville, Texas
Town
Location of Collinsville, Texas
Location of Collinsville, Texas
Grayson County Collinsville.svg
Coordinates: 33°33′39″N 96°54′40″W / 33.56083°N 96.91111°W / 33.56083; -96.91111Coordinates: 33°33′39″N 96°54′40″W / 33.56083°N 96.91111°W / 33.56083; -96.91111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGrayson
Area
 • Total0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation751 ft (229 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,235
 • Density1,720.6/sq mi (664.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code76233
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-16036[1]
GNIS feature ID1354802[2]
 
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Collinsville, Texas
Town
Location of Collinsville, Texas
Location of Collinsville, Texas
Grayson County Collinsville.svg
Coordinates: 33°33′39″N 96°54′40″W / 33.56083°N 96.91111°W / 33.56083; -96.91111Coordinates: 33°33′39″N 96°54′40″W / 33.56083°N 96.91111°W / 33.56083; -96.91111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGrayson
Area
 • Total0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation751 ft (229 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,235
 • Density1,720.6/sq mi (664.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code76233
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-16036[1]
GNIS feature ID1354802[2]

Collinsville is a town in Grayson County, Texas, in the United States. The population was 1,624 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Collinsville is located on U.S. Route 377 south of Whitesboro. The Sudden Stop Airport is located north of the town.

History[edit]

Settlers first arrived in the late 1850s. Land for the townsite was donated by Joshua Miller, and the community was called "Springville".

Lodoweska "Lodi" M. Collins and her two sons arrived from Ann Arbor, Michigan, following the Civil War, and established—in a one-room log cabin—what is believed to be the first free school in northern Texas.

A post office opened in 1872, and in 1881, the Texas and Pacific Railway was completed, with a depot in Collinsville.

Another community also grew in the late 1850s a half-mile southeast of Collinsville, near the "Toadsuck Saloon". In 1869, the area near the saloon was surveyed and the hamlet of Toadsuck was established. After the railway was laid through Collinsville, most of the residents of Toadsuck relocated there, and the hamlet was merged into Collinsville.

Collinsville became a shipping and retail point for area farmers. The town was incorporated in the early 1890s, and named in honor of Lodi Collins.

The town's population grew to over 600 by 1900.

In 1904, Collinsville Academy was built. The school had two stories, six rooms, and could accommodate about 400 students. The school was destroyed by fire in 1941. A 20-room school was built to replace it, and continues to be used as an elementary school. A high school and junior high were built in 1995.[3][4][5]

Geography[edit]

Collinsville is located at 33°33′39″N 96°54′40″W / 33.56083°N 96.91111°W / 33.56083; -96.91111 (33.560731, -96.911027).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,235 people, 469 households, and 346 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,720.6 people per square mile (662.3/km²). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 706.3 per square mile (271.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.60% White, 0.32% African American, 0.40% Native American, 4.37% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.59% of the population.

59.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,833, and the median income for a family was $41,000. Males had a median income of $27,763 versus $22,232 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,123. About 8.1% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Collinsville is served by the Collinsville Independent School District and home to the Collinsville High School Pirates.

Structures[edit]

The Salem Radio Properties Tower, a guyed mast, is among the world's tallest structures. Another very high guyed mast is the AMFM Tower Collinsville.

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Minor, David. "Collinsville, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved Aug 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Maxwell, Lisa C. "Toadsuck, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved Aug 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "About Collinsville". Collinsville Independent School District. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.