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Welcome to Otsego ...

Otsego is located in Columbia County<1>.

Otsego is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Otsego lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Otsego to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Otsego in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Otsego elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Otsego on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Otsego ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Otsego - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Ohio (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Otsego.

Communities near Otsego ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Otsego.

  • Sun Prairie [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Prairie
    • Sun Prairie [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Otsego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,661 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
  • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Otsego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,403 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • DeForest [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeForest
    • DeForest [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Otsego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,691 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
  • Portage [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Otsego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windsor [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Otsego
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Windsor [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Otsego
      • Estimated population in 2015: 6,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Columbus [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Otsego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Marshall [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Otsego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Bristol [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Otsego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
      • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Otsego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Otsego. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Otsego.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Otsego. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Otsego.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Otsego. See our Newspapers Page for Otsego.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Otsego. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Otsego - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Otsego) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Otsego. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Otsego

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Otsego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4039, Longitude: -89.1664    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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