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New York State Department of State Property Survey Maps for Cession of Jurisdiction of the Federal Correctional Facility at Otisville

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of maps sent to the Secretary of State to complete the application of the Attorney General of the U.S. for cession of jurisdiction to the U.S. from the State of New York of the Federal Correctional Facility at Otisville, New York. The maps represent a property survey showing two parcels covering Orange and Sullivan counties and land in the Town of Mt. Hope, Orange County. Included are full property descriptions showing easements, property lines, roadways, and other physical features.
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0.6 cubic feet (including 3 maps): print, ink on architect's linen; 91.5 x 109 cm or smaller
Inclusive Dates:
1984
Series Number:
A3325

Arrangement

Numerical by parcel number and therein by sheet number.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of maps sent to the Secretary of State by the Department of Law to complete the application of the Attorney General of the U.S. for cession of jurisdiction to the U.S. from the state of New York of the Federal Correctional Facility at Otisville, New York. The maps represent a three-sheet property survey produced by the Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. and revised for purposes of this action in 1983.

The Secretary of State is the office of filing and recording for executed deeds of cession. A transmittal document accompanying the map sheets is stamped as received at the Department of State on January 20, 1984.

The three sheets, drawn with ink on architect's linen, show two related parcels covering Orange and Sullivan counties. They are drawn to a scale of 1 inch to 100 feet and bear the initials of the map preparer and checker. The latest revision noted on all sheets is July 13, 1983.

Parcel I (reference number 7566-1, on sheet number 1) is a map of lands appropriated by the Commissioner of Social Welfare (acquired by fee) for the Otisville Training School for Boys, a state institution under jurisdiction of the Department of Social Welfare, according to Chapter 594 of the Laws of 1956. It includes lands lying partly in the Town of Mt. Hope, Orange County, and partly in the Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County. The map is dated 1975, with the filing date in the county clerk's office given as August 5, 1959. The sheet includes a full written description of the parcel; delineation of private and state owned lands totaling 250 acres; and a legend showing property lines, the edge of roadways, streams, and stone walls. The sheet measures 91.5 x 109 cm within neat lines.

Parcel II (reference number 7595, on sheets 2 and 3) is a map of a strip of land totaling 26.43 acres in the Town of Mt. Hope, Orange County, that is a portion of lands acquired by the state as described in sheet 1, leading to the 250 acre site shown as Parcel I. The two sheets have a full property description excepting and reserving five parcels of land as easements to the state, and showing the boundaries of those easements. Both sheets measure 58 x 91 cm within neat lines.

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