Around Hartwick (Images of America) by Hartwick Historical Society

By Hartwick Historical Society

round Hartwick depicts the background of the agricultural Hartwick Township on the geographical middle of Otsego County, nestled alongside the Otego Valley among western hills and the Susquehanna River. Named for John Christopher Hartwick, an itinerant German preacher with the dream of a “New Jerusalem” church and faculty, the township turned the location of the 1st Lutheran Theological organization in the USA. ample water assets powered huge woolen, cotton, and paper turbines in Clintonville, Toddsville, and South Hartwick. Fertile land produced farm plants, together with a contribution to the top yield of hops on the planet. With extension of the electrical trolley north in the course of the Otego Valley to the Mohawk Valley, the Hartwick hamlet prospered because the website of railway headquarters, primary carbarns, and the only strength resource for this important transportation hyperlink. With the appearance of the mechanical age and altering economics, turbines relocated, the railway ceased, and farm creation declined. this present day, the township enjoys renewed prosperity with the effect of background museums and baseball from close by Cooperstown.

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