Otsego Town, Otsego, NY
Agriculture & General Statistics
By Holice and Debbie

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AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL STATISTICS

In 1856 there were 22,899 acres of improved land in Otsego, and the cash value of farms was $1,445,236. There were 4011 acres of land plowed; in pasture, 10,062; in meadow, 8089; bushels of spring wheat harvested, 449; bushels of winter wheat, 662; bushels of oats, 31,585; bushels of barley harvested in 1864, 1689; bushels of buckwheat, 4726; bushels of corn, 11,906; bushels of potatoes, 27,032; bushels of peas, 759; bushels of beans, 255; bushels of turnips, 1795; pounds of hops, 327,923; pounds of tobacco, 1350; bushels of apples, 31,889; barrels of cider, 993; pounds of maple sugar, 19,710; pounds of butter, 145,077; pounds of cheese, 196,287.

Agricultural and General Statistics, 1875--Otsego has 24,763 acres of improved land, 7156 of woodland, and 1252 acres of other than the above. The cash value of farms, $2,042,860. Acres of land plowed in 1875, 4491; acres in pasture, 10,289; acres mown, 9378; tons of hay produced, 12,462; acres of barley in 1874, 80; bushels produced 7486; bushels of Indian corn, 16,147; bushels of oats, 57,744; of rye, 689; of spring wheat, 311; winter wheat, 685; beans, 89; peas, 272; hops, 161,855 pounds, potatoes, 46,776; tobacco, 1000 pounds; barrels of cider, 1382; pounds of maple sugar, 17,332; gallons syrup, 724; horses on farms, 916; value of poultry sold, $2253; eggs $3217; cattle slaughtered, 358; pounds of butter made, 156,510; cheese, 53,735; sheep shorn, 2399; weight of clip, 10,084 pounds; pork made on farms, 163,802 pounds.

Area--Otsego has an area of 32,141 acres, and its assessed valuation is $1,008,825, and its equalized valuation is $1,092,724.

POPULATION

1800

1362

1810

3810

1814

3871

1820

4186

1825

3917

1830

4363

1835

4276

1840

4120

1845

4320

1850

3901

1855

4334

1860

4303

1865

4292

1870

4590

1875

4479

*The History of Otsego, NY, by Duane Hamilton Hurd, 1878

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