Place:Otsego, New York, United States

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NameOtsego
Alt namesOtsegosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.633°N 75.017°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1791 - )
See alsoMontgomery, New York, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Middlefield Center Cemetery
Census-designated place
West End
Hamlet
West Edmeston
Inhabited place
Amblers Crossing
Barrett Corners
Beverly Inn Corners
Bowerstown
Brighton
Burlington Flats
Burlington
Butternuts
Calcutta
Cardtown
Cattown
Center Valley
Chapinville
Chase
Chaseville
Cherry Valley (town)
Cherry Valley
Cliffside
Clintonville
Colliersville
Cooperstown Junction
Cooperstown
Copes Corner
Decatur
Dogtown
East Springfield
East Worcester
Edmeston
Elk Creek
Elm Grove
Emmons
Exeter Corner
Exeter
Field Crossing
Filer Corners
Five Points
Fly Creek
Freer Corner
Frone Corner
Furnaceville
Garrattsville
Gilbertsville
Gothicville
Hartwick Seminary
Hartwick
Heslops Corner
Hoboken
Huntly Corners
Hyde Park
Index
Jones Crossing
Laurens (town)
Laurens
Lena
Lentsville
Lidell Corners
Lloydsville
Mallory Corner
Maple Grove
Maple Valley
Maryland
Middle Village
Middlefield Center
Middlefield
Milford (town)
Milford Center
Milford
Morris (town)
Morris
Mount Vision
New Lisbon
North Edmeston
Oaksville
Oneonta (town)
Oneonta
Otego (town)
Otego
Otsdawa
Otsego
Pail Shop Corners
Patent
Pecktown
Perkins Crossing
Phoenix Mills
Pierstown
Pittsfield
Plainfield Center
Plainfield
Pleasant Brook
Portlandville
Richfield Springs
Richfield
Robinson Corners
Rootville
Roseboom
Sand Hill
Schenevus
Schuyler Lake
Scotch Hill
Silver Lake
Snowdon
South Edmeston
South Hartwick
South Valley
South Worcester
Springfield Center
Springfield Four Corners
Springfield
Stetsonville
Summit Crossing
Taylortown
Toddsville
Toll Corner
Tuscan
Unadilla (town)
Unadilla Center
Unadilla Forks
Unadilla
Weber Corners
Welcome
West Burlington
West Exeter
West Laurens
West Oneonta
Westford
Westville
Whig Corners
Wileytown
Worcester
Youmans Corner
Unknown
Salt Springville
Wells Bridge
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Otsego County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,259. The county seat is Cooperstown. The name Otsego is from a Mohawk word meaning "place of the rock."

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History

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In 1789, Ontario County was split off from Montgomery. The area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, as it included the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne counties.

The formation of Otsego County

Otsego County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Herkimer, and Tioga). Otsego County was officially established on February 16, 1791, with Cooperstown as its county seat, although at the time the village of Cherry Valley was much larger. The original county consisted of three large townships:

Otsego and Cherry Valley together roughly covered the area of modern Otsego County, while Harpersfield covered the area south of the current county as far as the Delaware River.

The original appointments to Otsego County government positions, made by Governor George Clinton included:

The founding of new towns

By 1793, four towns had been added to the county by division of the existing towns:

Areas of Otsego County used to form new counties

The area of Otesgo County was reduced by a number of subsequent splits.

In 1795, a piece of Otsego County was joined with a portion taken from Albany County to create Schoharie County.

In 1797, a piece of Otsego County was joined with a portion taken from Ulster County to create Delaware County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1791 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1791 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 21,343
1810 38,802
1820 44,856
1830 51,372
1840 49,628
1850 48,638
1860 50,157
1870 48,967
1880 51,397
1890 50,861
1900 48,939
1910 47,216
1920 46,200
1930 46,710
1940 46,082
1950 50,763
1960 51,942
1970 56,181
1980 59,075
1990 60,517

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Otsego County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyotsego/


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