Otis is a town in Hancock County, named for its early proprietor James Otis, settled in 1805 and incorporated in1835 from the township T8 EPR
- March 19, 1835 incorporated as Otis
Villages, Locations and Settlements
- New Trenton
Survey of 1876:
Otis.—First occupancy, 1805. Incorporated (22 town)
March 19, 1835. Named in honor of Otis, a proprietor;
Name, prior to incorporation, New Trenton. Population, 245. Wealth, per capita, $110. First settlers, Isaac Frazier, N. M. Jellison, James Gilpatrick and Allan Milliken. Decennary gain, 36. State valuation, $26,407. U. S. valuation, $38,636.
Union soldiers, 35 ; State aid, $470 ; town bounty, $4,975 ; cost per recruit, $155.
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