Modified: September 20, 2021 8:09pm
Erie County Legislator John Mills recently honored the Town of Collins as it celebrates its bicentennial anniversary. Legislator Mills presented the Town of Collins Board of Directors with a proclamation to recognize the significance of the anniversary.
The Town of Collins is one of 25 towns in Erie County and was formed on March 16, 1821 after being split from the Town of Concord to the east and again in November 1852 with the creation of North Collins.
Today, the Town of Collins consists of approximately 62 square miles bordered on the south by Zoar Valley and to the west by the Seneca Nation of Indians and includes a large part of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
The Town of Collins’ population as of 2021 is 6,464 with 1,672 household and the primary industry is farming.
Legislator Mills said, “The Town of Collins is a hidden gem within Erie County with plenty of hiking areas, destination spots, scenic views and farm fresh foods. I want to congratulate the Town of Collins officials from past and present and its great residents for building the area to what it is today.”