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Otsego, New York, USA - Three Mile Point, Otsego Lake, N.Y.

Gideon Hawley, a missionary, arrived in this area in 1753. William Cooper purchased land (Cooper Patent) that now is marked, in part, by Cooperstown. Major settlement began around 1788.

The Town of Otsego was organized while still in Montgomery County in 1788 and is the oldest town in the county.

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Three Mile Point, Otsego Lake, N.Y.
Otsego, New York, USA

Three Mile Point, Otsego Lake, N.Y.
Otsego Lake, looking N.E.
Otsego, New York, USA

Otsego Lake, looking N.E.
Kingfisher Tower, Point Judith, Otsego, N.Y.
Otsego, New York, USA

Kingfisher Tower, Point Judith, Otsego, N.Y.

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Otsego, a township (town) of Otsego co., N.Y. Pop. in 1900, 4497. It contains part of Cooperstown.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Otsego, New York:
Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Otsego is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a must-visit for baseball fans. Explore the history of America's pastime, view priceless memorabilia, and learn about the game's legendary players.

Take a Glimpse of History at Hyde Hall State Historic Site: This neoclassical mansion, built in the early 19th century, offers guided tours that provide insight into the history and architecture of the period. The stunning views of Otsego Lake from the property are an added bonus.

Stroll Around the Farmers' Museum: Located adjacent to the Fenimore Art Museum, the Farmers' Museum is a living history museum that showcases rural life in the 19th century. Explore historic buildings, farm animals, and interactive exhibits.

Explore the Fenimore Art Museum: This museum houses a diverse collection of American folk art, American Indian art, and American decorative art. The scenic location overlooking Otsego Lake makes it a peaceful... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Otsego, New York, USA

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female ancestorAbigail MALLORY (20 November 1771, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA (Waterville) - 18 November 1853, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown))
male ancestorJoseph BISSELL (1798, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown) - 3 March 1873, Butler Township, Michigan, USA)
male ancestorJared PIERCE (1800, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown) - 1867, Lacon, Illinois, USA)
male ancestorMinzo W SALISBURY (28 December 1806, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown) - 21 August 1877, Mexico, New York, USA)
male ancestorReginald Heber WHITE (1852, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island) - 25 March 1909, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown))
female ancestorFrances Elizabeth GRANT (24 October 1855, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown) - 14 February 1936, , Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorClayton Eugene BENNETT (12 November 1856, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown) - 25 August 1918, Binghamton, New York, USA)
male ancestorWilliam Truslow HYDE (4 February 1868, Newark, New Jersey, USA - 1 November 1951, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown))
male ancestorGeorge Benjamin, Sr. WHITE (1879, Otsego, New York, USA (Cooperstown) - 1938, Southern Pines, Moore, North Carolina, USA)

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