Cooperstown, New York

village in Otsego County, New York, United States

Cooperstown is a village in Otsego County, New York. It is in the Town of Otsego. The population was estimated to be 1,794 at the 2020 census.[2] The Village of Cooperstown is the county seat of Otsego County. Most of the village is inside the Town of Otsego, but part is in the Town of Middlefield. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmers' Museum, The Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass Opera, and the New York State Historical Association are in Cooperstown.

Cooperstown, New York
Main Street, 2005
Main Street, 2005
Cooperstown is located in New York
Location in the state of New York
Cooperstown is located in the United States
Cooperstown (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°41′50″N 74°55′37″W / 42.69722°N 74.92694°W / 42.69722; -74.92694
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
RegionCentral New York
 • Total1.84 sq mi (4.78 km2)
 • Land1.64 sq mi (4.23 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
1,227 ft (374 m)
 • Total1,794
 • Density1,097.25/sq mi (423.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code607
FIPS code36-18047
GNIS feature ID0979671

History change

The Village of Cooperstown was established in 1786. It was laid out by surveyor William Ellison. The village started while still part of Montgomery County. It was incorporated (as the "Village of Otsego") on April 3, 1807.

Origin of the name change

The name was legally changed to "Village of Cooperstown" in 1812. Samuel F.B. Morse, Thurlow Weed, John A. Dix, Abner Doubleday, and Samuel Nelson had summer homes in Cooperstown. Author James Fenimore Cooper grew up in Cooperstown. He returned there in his later years to live in his family home Otsego Hall.

References change

  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2020 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Cooperstown village, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 10, 2024.

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