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The name "Otisco" may have been derived from the Iroquois name for Nine Mile Creek, Us-te-ke, meaning "bitter-nut-hickory". At least one older map, published in 1825, has the name spelled as "Ostisco". The name may also have been derived from the word ostickney, meaning "waters much dried away", or from the Onondaga word ostick, meaning "the water is low".
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1806 - March 21 - Otisco becomes a town
1854 - Otisco
Otisco, a post-township of Onondaga co., New York, 15 miles S. W. from Syracuse. Population, 1804.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1878 - Otisco
OTISCO was formed from Pompey, Marcellus and Tully, March 21, 1806. It is an interior town, lying southwest of the center of the county. Its surface is principally occupied by the high ridge between the valleys of Onondaga Creek and Otisco Lake. The declivities of the hills are generally steep, and the summits rolling and elevated from eight hundred to a thousand feet above the valleys, and from 1,600 to 1,700 feet above the ocean. Otisco Lake is 772 feet above tide. It lies upon the west border of the town, in a valley 1,000 feet below the summits of the hills. Bear Mountain, named from the great number of bears which infested it when the country was first settled, is one of the principal elevations. It is in the northeast part, and overhangs the valley of the Onondaga Creek. The soil is generally a sandy and gravelly loam, mixed with clay and well adapted to wheat and grazing.
In the year 1798 Oliver Tuttle and his son Daniel, (and possibly his son William) came on horseback from ... Read MORE...
1895 - Otisco
Otisco Valley, a post-hamlet of Onondaga co, N.Y., about 18 miles S. by W. of Syracuse. It has a church.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1896 - Otisco
This town was not formed until several years after the first settlements were made. The date of its organization is March 21, 1806, when it was formed of parts of Pompey, Marcellus and Tully. It is about five miles long and a little more than four broad, and is situated southwest of the center of the county, bounded east by La Fayette and Tully, south by Spafford and Tully, west by Otisco Lake and Spafford, and north by Onondaga and a small part of Marcellus. Its surface consists principally of the high ridge between the valleys of Onondaga Creek and Otisco Lake. The hills are generally steep and their summits rolling, and 1,600 to 1.700 feet above tide. Otisco Lake, on the west border of the town, is in a valley 1,000 feet below the summits of the hills, is a beautiful body of water five miles long, in the midst of picturesque scenery, and 772 feet above tide water. Bear Mountain, so called from the number of bears infesting its forests in early years, is in the northeast part of the ... Read MORE...
Otisco, a post-village in Otisco township (town), Onondaga co., N.Y., on a high ridge, about 14 miles S. by W. of Syracuse. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1202.
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
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Solomon BAILEY (October 1771, , Massachusetts, USA - 6 May 1864, Otisco, New York, USA)
Nancy SLOAN (1787, - 1860, Otisco, New York, USA)
Marcia Mercy ROBERTSON (23 April 1788, Greenwich, New York, USA - 9 February 1842, Otisco, New York, USA)
Corodon BAILEY (27 December 1812, Otisco, New York, USA - 19 September 1868, , New York, USA)
Margaret S. COLTON (1819, Otisco, New York, USA - 10 February 1865, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
Edwin Atson STRONG (3 January 1834, Otisco, New York, USA - 3 February 1920, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)
Franklin Corydon BAILEY (3 October 1852, Otisco, New York, USA - 6 August 1931, Nicollet County, Minnesota, USA)
Charles ASHTON (6 April 1880, Otisco, New York, USA - 30 August 1922, Otisco, New York, USA)
Lillie Isa ASHTON (3 June 1880, Otisco, New York, USA - , )
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