Unmarked Graves Receive New Life in Collins, NY

Posted by admin on Sep 30, 2011

Most people do not know where the Wheater Road Cemetery in the town of Collins is located unless they have been there before. Nestled at the bottom of a hill curving and twisting through woods, the Wheater Hill Cemetery is home to more than 1,200 individuals who are buried in unmarked graves.

People Inc., along with other volunteers, took on the project to help unearth buried grave markers and help bring new life to the cemetery that housed unmarked graves of patients of the former Gowanda Psychiatric Hospital.

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