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Madison County, Illinois


Horseradish capital of the world
Home of the World's Largest Catsup Bottle

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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Collinsville is approximately 25,610 (2006), 25579 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,700 (1990), 10927 (2010).
The amount of land area in Collinsville is 28.969 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Collinsville is 13.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.027 sq kilometers.
The distance from Collinsville to Washington DC is 736 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Collinsville is positioned 38.67 degrees north of the equator and 89.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Collinsville elevation is 565 feet above sea level.
Collinsville median income is $ 48,300 (2005).
The Collinsville median home price is $ 117,800 (2005).
Collinsville average annual rainfall is 35.89 inches per year
Collinsville average annual snowfall is 26.30 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 31.30 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.60 degrees F.


in southwest Illinois in the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area, about 17 miles from St. Louis. Other nearby communities include Caseyville, Maryville, Fairview Heights, Pontoon Beach, Glen Carbon, Fairmont City, Washington Park and Troy.
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History & History Related Items

In 1810, John Cook of Shepherdstown, Virginia built the first permanent home, a log cabin, in Collinsville. In 1818 the three Collins brothers came to the area and bought Cook's claim and the cabin. Their family came later. The town was named for the Collins family. They established many businesses in Collinsville including a sawmill, blacksmith shop and more. A coal mine was started by Dr. Lumaghi in 1870. This was the beginning of the coal mining era in this area. The first name for the area was Unionville, but after finding out another town in Illinois had that name, a vote was taken and Collinsville was chosen. The platting was in 1837, but the charter was not adopted until 1850. It was incorporated in 1872 as a city using the aldermanic form of government. In 1921, the form of government was changed to the commission form and in 1991 it was changed to the current council-manager form of government.

For more details of history, see this history page for Collinsville.
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The World's Largest Catsup Bottle
A 170 ft. tall water tower which was built in 1949 by W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant.

Cahokia Mounds
off Interstates 55-70 and 255 and Illinois 111 on Collinsville Road
Phone: 618-346-5160
The remains of the Mississippian's central city, now known as Cahokia for the Indians who lived nearby in the late 1600s, are preserved within the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The site spreads over six square miles and includes more than 100 man-made earthen mounds. The largest, Monks Mound, stands 100 feet tall and covers more than 14 acres. A 33,000 square foot interpretive center re-creates scenes of the Indian civilization that occupied the site and explains its historical significance
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Collinsville City Government

City of Collinsville

City Hall
125 South Center Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-5200
Fax: 618-346-1662

Collinsville has a council-manager form of government which consists of a City Council of a Mayor and four Council members elected at-large. The City Manager is appointed by the Council.

Collinsville Historical Events

2007, July 29
Collinsville, Illinois has been known for its 170 foot tall water tower that is called the World’s largest Catsup Bottle. Now they are trying for a new record – the world’s largest Catsup packet! The people of Collinsville banded together to help raise money for the Collinsville Christian Academy. They had a fire that damaged the school. The 8 foot tall and 4 foot wide plastic pouch packet was filled yesterday, July 28. It held 1,500 pounds of catsup! Individual bottles of catsup were donated by the H.J. Heinz Co. The packet will remain in Collinsville for a time and will then be sent to the Heinz Co. headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event will be submitted to the Guinness World Records.
1918, April 5
The lynching of Robert Paul Prager
Information, links and pictures about this event.

Collinsville Chamber

Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
221 West Main St.
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-2884

Collinsville Organizations

Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
221 West Main St.
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-2884

Collinsville Libraries

Collinsville Public Library
408 West Main
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-1112
Fax: 618-345-6401

Collinsville Schools

Unit No. 10 School District
201 West Clay Street
Collinsville, Illinios 62234
Phone: (618) 346-6350 Collinsville


The population of Collinsville was:
1980 - 19,613
1990 - 22,446
1998 - 23,289
2000 - 24,707
2006 - 25,610
Median age:
2000 - 36.6 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 42,353
2005 - $ 48,300

Median house value:
2000 - $ 83,500
2005 - $ 117,800

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