Near Collins in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Collins Correctional Facility — 1982
Gowanda Correctional Facility — 1994
Location. 42° 29.355′ N, 78° 55.736′ W. Marker is near Collins, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on U.S. 62 south of Main Street (New York State Route 39), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Collins NY 14034, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Perrysburg (approx. 4.3 miles away); Clarksburg (approx. 10.3 miles away); Everett R. Burmaster (approx. 10.6 miles away); Western New York (approx. 10.6 miles away); Amos Sottle (approx. 10.6 miles away); Col. Asa Warren (approx. 11.3 miles away); Hill's Corners (approx. 11.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Escape to Utopia: Mental Illness, Veterans, and Gowanda State Hospital (1946–1952). 2006 thesis by Ursula Goldsmith. Excerpt: “In 1894 the state of New York took back the title to 200 acres of that tract to construct a state hospital as a refuge for the ‘insane.’ The first building was completed in 1898 at what was known as Gowanda State (Submitted on November 16, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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