Latitude: 42.6914

Longitude: -75.7364

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Otselic, New York

The clickable images and aerial photographs further below show information related to Otselic, New York. Otselic is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 1,054 at the 2010 census.

The town is named after a river flowing through it, the Otselic, which is an Oneida word for "place of wild plums."

The Otselic Valley is the predominant feature as well as the connecting route within the town and to the north and south.

The Town of Otselic lies on the north border of Chenango County and is northwest of the City of Norwich.

History

The first settler arrived around 1800. Many of the original settlers came from Connecticut. The Town of Otselic was founded in 1817 from part of the Town of German.

The year 1833 was notable for a tornado that passed over the town that measured over a mile in width.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which is land and (0.11%) is water.

Over 10 square miles or about 7000 acres are state-owned forest lands dedicated to the production of forest products and open to the public for forest-related recreation such as hunting, camping, fishing, hiking and cross country skiing.

The highest altitude is just under 2000 feet above sea level, rising from the lowest elevation of about 1200 feet at the bottom of the Otselic Valley.

The north town line is the border of Madison County.

The Otselic River (sometimes "Otselic Creek") runs through the town and later flows into the Tioughnioga River as part of the Susquehanna River watershed of Chesapeake Bay.

New York State Route 26 intersects New York State Route 80 at Otselic hamlet.

Land use

Formerly most of the land was in agriculture, chiefly dairy but since the end of the nineteenth century, farm abandonment has increased and, today, forest cover and early succession forest regrowth dominate the landscape mixed with remaining dairy farms.

The forest cover is mixed hardwoods (maple, cherry, ash, beech, basswood, birch and hemlock) occurring naturally and large plantations of spruce and pine on state owned lands. White pine was common prior to European settlement, but due to the high demand for it's clear, light, easily worked lumber, pine stands were removed during the nineteenth century and today is almost totally absent.

Logging has always been an important part of the local economy, utilizing high value hardwoods for sawlogs as well as firewood and softwood poles and pulp.

The world’s finest Sugar maple comes from this part of New York state.

Hunting, trapping and wildlife related recreation such as birdwatching and wildlife viewing are important activities.

Common wildlife includes white tailed deer, beaver, mink, muskrat, squirrel, chipmunk, coyote, fox, skunk, raccoon, porcupine, and woodchuck, and less common but increasingly sighted wildlife includes bear, otter, fisher, and bobcat.

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