Collinsville, a town with a unique and fascinating history, owes its name to a remarkable individual: Cap Collins, a visionary flashlight manufacturer. In the early days, with the support of local entrepreneurs, Collins embarked on a journey to manufacturer his groundbreaking ‘no battery’ flashlight in this area. Unfortunately, Collins’ dream never came to fruition. Surprisingly, despite Cap Collins never making a single flashlight there, the town still bears his name. Over time, Collinsville flourished and evolved into a sprawling unincorporated town. Join us as we uncover the intriguing stories and transformations that shaped Collinsville into what it is today in this short history video!