COLLINSVILLE – You’ll never just be driving by Collinsville in Montgomery County and decide to stop for a visit. That’s because it’s a winding route to this community that never existed in the form you see it – but getting here is a straight shot back to the 1800s.

More formally, Collinsville is the Collinsville Pioneer Settlement in the unincorporated community of Southside, itself a bit out of the way 15 miles southeast of Clarksville. Wandering around here, it’s easy to cross between Montgomery, Dickson and Cheatham counties.