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Our Genealogy Helper for Collins ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Collins (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Collins. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Collins is located in Erie County.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Erie County: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Collins. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Collins:

  • Erie County     (The home county of Collins)
    • Morton Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton Corners
      • Morton Corners [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton Corners
    • North Collins [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Collins
      • North Collins [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Collins
    • Wyandale [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyandale
      • Wyandale [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyandale
    • Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • North Collins [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Collins
      • North Collins [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Collins<3>
    • Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,448 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Springville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<3>
    • Eden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Brant [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
      • Brant [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,067 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brant
    • Brant [Erie County]
    • Pontiac [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Eden [Erie County]
    • Boston [Erie County]
  • Allegany County
    • Centerville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Rushford [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford
      • Rushford [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
    • Rushford [Allegany County]
    • New Hudson [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hudson
      • New Hudson [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hudson
    • Black Creek [Allegany County]
    • Cuba [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<3>
    • Caneadea [Allegany County]
    • Houghton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
      • Houghton [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houghton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houghton<3>
    • Hume [Allegany County]
    • Cuba [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • Caneadea [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caneadea
      • Caneadea [Allegany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caneadea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caneadea
    • Hume [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hume
      • Hume [Allegany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hume have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hume
    • Fillmore [Allegany County]
  • Cattaraugus County
    • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowanda
      • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gowanda<3>
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 748 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
    • Brooklyn [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Cattaraugus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Persia [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persia
      • Persia [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persia
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2012: 394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perrysburg<3>
    • East Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Otto
      • East Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Otto
    • Persia [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persia
      • Persia [Cattaraugus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persia
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
    • Dayton [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Cattaraugus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Ashford [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Cattaraugus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • Cattaraugus [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cattaraugus
      • Cattaraugus [Cattaraugus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cattaraugus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cattaraugus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cattaraugus<3>
    • New Albion [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albion
      • New Albion [Cattaraugus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albion
  • Chautauqua County
    • Parcells Corners [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parcells Corners
      • Parcells Corners [Chautauqua County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parcells Corners
    • Hanover [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Chautauqua County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Villenova [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villenova
      • Villenova [Chautauqua County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villenova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villenova
    • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
    • Forestville [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Chautauqua County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2016: 663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forestville<3>
    • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Creek<3>
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Chautauqua County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
    • Arkwright [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkwright
      • Arkwright [Chautauqua County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
    • Charlotte [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
      • Charlotte [Chautauqua County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Ellington [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Chautauqua County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
    • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
  • Genesee County
    • Darien [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Genesee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien
    • Corfu [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corfu
      • Corfu [Genesee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corfu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corfu<3>
  • Niagara County
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
  • Wyoming County
    • Arcade [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcade<3>
    • Arcade [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
    • Curriers [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curriers
      • Curriers [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curriers
    • Java Village [Wyoming County]
    • Java Center [Wyoming County]
    • Java [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Harris Corners [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Corners
      • Harris Corners [Wyoming County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Corners
    • North Java [Wyoming County]
    • Sheldon [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Wyoming County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Eagle [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Wyoming County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Wethersfield [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wethersfield
      • Wethersfield [Wyoming County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wethersfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wethersfield
    • Bennington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Wyoming County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Orangeville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Wyoming County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orangeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
  • McKean County (PA)
    • Bradford [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
      • Bradford [McKean County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Collins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<3>
    • Derrick City [McKean County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Collins, see our County-by-County Page for Collins.

Newspapers Published in Collins ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 105 newspapers that have been published in the area around Collins.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Collins, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Collins.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Collins:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Ontario
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Collins ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Collins.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Collins covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Pine Hill Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Knight Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maltbie Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maltbie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Broadway Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Broadway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Otto Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Otto Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mortons Corners Rural Cemetery
    • Jolls Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jolls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jolls Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins.
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    • Brooklyn Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooklyn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brooklyn Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins.
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    • Holy Spirit Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Spirit Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Spirit Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins.
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    • Barber Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barber Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Collins.
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    • Weber Cemetery
    • Concord Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Concord Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins.
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    • Friends Meetinghouse Burial Grounds
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friends Meetinghouse Burial Grounds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Friends Meetinghouse Burial Grounds lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins.
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    • Dittman Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dittman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dittman Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Collins.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Collins in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Collins.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Collins, with the one closest to Collins listed first.

  • Collins Center [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Center
    • Collins Center [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Collins
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Collins Center had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins Center<3>
  • Marshfield [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshfield
    • Marshfield [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Collins
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marshfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Collins [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Collins
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Collins had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<3>
  • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowanda
    • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,657 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,524 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gowanda had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowanda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gowanda<3>
  • Lawtons [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawtons
    • Lawtons [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawtons had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawtons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawtons<3>
  • Morton Corners [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton Corners
    • Morton Corners [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Collins
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Morton Corners had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shirley [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
      • Shirley [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wyandale [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyandale
      • Wyandale [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wyandale had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Langford [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langford
      • Langford [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Langford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Estimated population in 2012: 394 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Perrysburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perrysburg<3>
    • Dayton [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 498 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dayton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
    • North Collins [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Collins
      • North Collins [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 636 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,194 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Collins had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Collins<3>
    • Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Concord had a post office and no railroad service
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    • New Oregon [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Oregon
      • New Oregon [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 169 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Oregon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Versailles [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
      • Versailles [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Collins
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Versailles had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Collins. See our List of 1890's Communities around Collins.

Mentions & References for Collins

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Erie County

About New York

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Collins. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Collins) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Collins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CollinsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4931, Longitude: -78.8617       In this case, the coordinates for Collins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Collins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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