Otsego County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).
French's Gazetteer is considered a reliable source for New York State in
the pre-Civil War time period, and many subsequent gazetteers borrowed heavily
from this work. Localities cited in the text include Burlington,
Burlington Green, Burlington Flats, West Burlington, Butternuts, Gilbertsville,
Cherry Valley, Salt Springsville, Decatur, Edmeston, Edmeston Center, West
Edmeston, South Edmeston, East Edmeston, Exeter, Exeter Center, Schuylers Lake,
West Exeter, Hartwick, Hartwick Seminary, South Hartwick, Toddsville,
Clintonville, Laurens, Jacksonville, West Laurens, Maryland, Schenevus,
Chaseville, Middlefield, Middlefield Center, Clarksville, Milford, Milford
Center, Colliersville, Portlandville, Morris, Louisville, Maple Grove, New
Lisbon, Garrattsville, Noblesville, New Lisbon Center, Stitsonville, Oneonta,
West Oneonta, Oneonta Plains, Otego, Otsdawa, Center Brook, Otsego, Cooperstown,
Fly Creek, Oaksville, Otsego Lake, Toddsville, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Unadilla
Forks, Plainfield Center, Spooners Corners, Leonardsville, Richfield, Richfield
Springs, Monticello, Mayflower, Brighton, Roseboom, South Valley, Pleasant
Brook, Springfield, Springfield Center, East Springfield, Unadilla, Unadilla
Center, Westford, Westville, Worcester, East Worcester, and South Worcester.
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Historic Cherry Valley,
by Hilda E. Streeter (undated, but post-1924). Best known as
the site of the Cherry Valley Massacre, Cherry Valley had other
distinctions, including being the birthplace of a college fraternity.
Evidently dating from some point just subsequent to 1924, the thin
volume is a travelersí guidebook to the locale, providing a capsule
history as well as photographs of historically important locations in
the town and a map of the village. Unlike most booklets of this type,
this one thoughtfully provides a bibliography for further research
should the reader want more information. 48+ pages, PDF format
with photographs, download now for $4.50.
Otsego County chapter
from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New
York (1848). This book only predated French's Gazetteer by a
dozen years, but the difference between the two books is remarkable.
Not all the difference can be attributed to the passage of time, but
this is still essential information about the county and its history.
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