Cooperstown, New York

Coordinates: 42°41′50″N 74°55′37″W / 42.69722°N 74.92694°W / 42.69722; -74.92694
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Cooperstown, New York
Street scene, 2005
Street scene, 2005
Cooperstown, New York is located in New York
Cooperstown, New York
Cooperstown, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°41′50″N 74°55′37″W / 42.69722°N 74.92694°W / 42.69722; -74.92694
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
1,227 ft (374 m)
 • Total2,032
 • Density1,317.5/sq mi (508.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code607
FIPS code36-18047
GNIS feature ID0979671

Cooperstown is a village in Otsego County, New York. It is in the Town of Otsego. The population was estimated to be 1,852 at the 2010 census. 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.

History[change | change source]

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 | change source]

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.

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