Otsego County

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Otsego County is named for a Native American word meaning “place of the rock”.

 

Created:  February 16, 1791

County Seat:

Cooperstown  1791 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cooperstown 

 

Location:  139 Main Street / Pine Drive

Built:  1880 – 1881

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Archimedes Russell of Syracuse

Contractor:  R S Barnes and McCabe Brothers.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has an arched entrance on the first story with small pediment above. On the second story is a large arched window with peaked roof above. On the northeast side is a small brick tower with steep roof and on the southeast is a high square brick tower with open arched windows and a steep roof. The building has stone trim on the corners and above the windows.

 

County Administration – Cooperstown 

 

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Location:  197 Main Street / Nelson Avenue

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Myron A Jordan

Contractor:  Tomaselli Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story orange colored brick and concrete structure. The main entrance is at the northwest section of the building. Along the west and east sides are vertical brick pillars on either sides of the windows. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  Otsego County in Michigan which is named after the county.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Oneida County, Herkimer County and Montgomery County

E – Schohaire County

S – Delaware County

W – Chenango County and Madison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010