Place:Attica (town), Wyoming, New York, United States

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NameAttica (town)
Alt namesAttica
TypeTown
Coordinates42.85°N 78.267°W
Located inWyoming, New York, United States


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Attica is a town in Wyoming County, New York. The population was 7,702 at the 2010 census. The town is named after a region in Greece.

The Town of Attica is on the north border of the county and contains part of a village also named Attica (the northern part of the village is within the adjacent town of Alexander in Genesee County).

History

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The Town of Attica was established in 1811 from a part of the Town of Sheldon. In 1816, part of Attica was used to make the new Town of Orangeville.

Attica is the location of New York's Attica Correctional Facility, which was the location of the infamous Attica Prison riot that occurred on September 13, 1971. That prison and the New York Wyoming Correctional Facility are located south of the Village of Attica.

In the season 1 finale of the HBO series Oz, Attica is referenced by unit manager Tim McManus as his hometown and the riot as his original impetus for his wanting to set up the prison unit Emerald City.

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