GOOSE STREET

Program
Legends & Lore®
Subject
Folklore
Location
226 Goose Street, Fly Creek, NY
Lat/Long
42.715847, -74.970612
Grant Recipient
Fly Creek Area Historical Society
Historic Marker

GOOSE STREET

Inscription

GOOSE STREET
EARLY 1900S NAMED BY LOCALS
TO HONOR THE GEESE WHICH
RESIDENTS PROUDLY MARCHED
THREE MILES TO THE ANNUAL
COUNTY FAIR IN COOPERSTOWN
NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2017

The name, Goose Street, is reported to go back to the early 1900s when the Otsego County Fair was located in Cooperstown. It’s said that Goose Street was the shortest route to march gaggles of geese from Fly Creek to the fair that was about three miles away. Other livestock and poultry also took the route from Fly Creek to Cooperstown.