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Willard Cemetery
Seneca County,
New York

Willard -- A hamlet in the southwest corner, on the shore of Seneca Lake and County Road 132. Willard Drug Treatment Center -- A former state mental hospital that was taken over by the state prison system.

A former state mental hospital Founded by Dr. Sylvester D. Willard of Albany, New York, was the Secretary of the State Medical Society. In 1864 Dr. Willard was authorized by the legislature to investigate the condition of the insane poor. He submitted his report in 1865 which resulted in the creation of an asylum. Since Dr. Willard died that same year, they named the asylum after him.

There were in 1896 38 known Civil War Veterans buried there, as well as former inmates of the asylum. This Cemetery is inactive and maintain by the hamlet of Willard

Contributed on 1/6/16 by dsam52
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Record #: 78798

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Submitted: 1/6/16 • Approved: 1/6/16 • Last Updated: 1/9/16 • R78798-G0-S3

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