Cooperstown in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Famous meeting place
of the Indians
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Location. 42° 42.073′ N, 74° 55.235′ W. Marker is in Cooperstown, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on River Street near Lake Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is set on a masonry pier at the top of a flight of steps which descend to the edge of Otsego Lake in Council Rock Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cooperstown NY 13326, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton's Dam (a few steps from this marker); General Clinton's Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Croghan (about 700 feet away); Site of the First National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction (about 800 feet away); Indian Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Doubleday Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Natty Bumpo" (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cooperstown.
Regarding Council Rock. Council Rock is a glacial deposit that rises just above the surface of Otsego Lake at the headwaters of the Susquehanna river.
In 1937 a short flight of stairs and a landing at the edge of the lake was built by the Cooperstown Lake and Valley Garden Club. Twenty years after that a piece of land was given by Paul F. Cooper, grandson of James Fenimore Cooper, to form Council Rock Park.
Additional keywords. Otsego, Cooperstown History
Categories. • Landmarks • Native Americans •
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