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COLLINSVILLE, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas

Highway 377
18 miles SW of Sherman
About 30 Miles NE of Denton
N of Dallas
Population: 1,649 (2010) 1,234 (2000)

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Collinsville Texas street scene
Collinsville Street Scene
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Springtown, settlement began in the 1850s. Joshua Miller donated land for the town site and a post office was briefly in operation from 1857-1858. A woman named L. M. Collins from Ann Arbor, Michigan opened what is believed to be the first free school in North Texas. The town was renamed in her honor in the 1890s when they incorporated.

A more permanent post office opened in 1872 and the railroad (The Texas and Pacific) came through in 1881. By 1900 the town had a respectable 600 citizens - a figure it kept through the 1950s. It passed the one thousand mark for the 1990 Census and in 2000 the population was just over 1,200.

See Toadsuck, a ghost town absorbed by Collinsville.


Collinsville, Texas Images

  • Collinsville Today
  • Collinsville Past
  • Collinsville Texas Today

    Collinsville Texas Economy Drug ghost sign
    Economy Drug ghost sign
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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    Collinsville Texas old gas station

    Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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    Collinsville Texas Bell Oil & Gas  clock
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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    Collinsville Texas Cemetery
    Collinsville Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
    Collinsville Texas Cemetery cowboy boots
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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    Collinsville Texas water tower
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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    Collinsville Texas Vintage Photos

    Dishman Cotton Gin, Collinsville Texas
    Dishman Cotton Gin in Collinsville

    "Have been told there were 3 cotton gins in Collinsville at one time. My anscestors came from GA about the 1850s-1860s and grew cotton here. Was told my grandfather as a boy won the county fair cotton picking contest. He left home when of age as cotton farming wasn't for him and he was the only boy with 7 sisters!"
    - William Beauchamp. More Cotton Gins

    Collinsville, Texas school, 1900s
    Collinsville School, early 1900s
    Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
    Grayson County TX 1920s Map
    Grayson County 1920s map showing Collinsville (near Cooke County line)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Collinsville, Texas
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