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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gowanda Shrine Club No.1 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gowanda Historic Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tree With Bank Account (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ahaz Allen (approx. 3 miles away); Town of Perrysburg (approx. 4.3 miles away); The First Pioneers (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hicksite Quaker Meeting House (approx. 6.1 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 (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 Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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