James Fenimore Cooper
son of the village founder
Cooperstown is a village in Otsego County, New York, USA. It is located in the Town of Otsego. The population was estimated to be 2,032 at the 2000 census.
The Cooper Inn
The Village of Cooperstown is the county seat of Otsego County, New York. Most of the village lies inside the Town of Otsego, but part is inside the Town of Middlefield.
The Inn at Cooperstown
Cooperstown is best known as the home of 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 also based there.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The village was part of the Cooper Patent, which William Cooper purchased in 1785 from Colonel George Croghan. The land amounted to 10,000 acres (40 km2).
Judge William Cooper was the father of renowned American author James Fenimore Cooper (author of The Leatherstocking Tales).
More Photos of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
scoreboard (May 28, 2009)
The Village of Cooperstown was established in 1786, laid out by surveyor William Ellison. The village was established while still part of Montgomery County. It was incorporated (as the "Village of Otsego") on April 3, 1807. The name was legally changed to "Village of Cooperstown" in 1812.
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More Photos of the Cooperstown Diner
Cooperstown Post Office
The village was part of the Cooper Patent, which William Cooper purchased in 1785 from Colonel George Croghan
Cooperstown Art Association
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