Explore Otsego County, NY
“With over 27,000 acres designated as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places (and over 9,000 acres designated National Register-eligible) —more than any other county in New York State—Otsego County attracts history buffs and want-to-be time travelers of all ages.” – This is Cooperstown
Otsego County was one of three early counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Herkimer and Tioga) after the American Revolutionary War. 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:
- Cherry Valley in the northeast,
- Otsego in the northwest, and
- Harpersfield in the south.
Otsego County Quick Facts
Founded in 1791
County seat: Cooperstown
Largest city: Oneonta
- Total: 1,016 sq mi (2,630 km2)
- Land: 1,002 sq mi (2,600 km2)
- Water: 14 sq mi (40 km2) 1.4%
Population as of the 2010 census was 62,259.