Mount Wellington (New York)

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Mount Wellington
Otsego lake at lakefront.jpg
Mount Wellington in the far back middle
Highest point
Elevation 1,827 feet (557 m)
Coordinates 42°48′19″N 74°52′24″W / 42.80528°N 74.87333°W / 42.80528; -74.87333Coordinates: 42°48′19″N 74°52′24″W / 42.80528°N 74.87333°W / 42.80528; -74.87333[1]
Mount Wellington is located in New York
Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington
Location of Mount Wellington within New York
Location Springfield Center, New York, U.S.
Topo map USGS East Springfield

Mount Wellington is a mountain located in the Central New York Region of New York near Springfield Center at the northern end of Otsego Lake. Mount Wellington rises 600 feet (180 m) above lake level. The extreme southern point of the mountain is called "Shad Cam".[2] It is known as "The Sleeping Lion", as it looks similar to a lion laying down, viewed from Cooperstown, New York. It was originally named Mount Millington, but was renamed by George Hyde Clarke in honor of the Duke of Wellington, the victor of Waterloo, who had been Clarke's schoolmate at Eton College in England.[3][4] Clarke Point is located on the lake, at the southern edge of the mountain.


  1. ^ "Mount Wellington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  2. ^ "The Legends and Traditions of a Northern County". SUNY Oneonta. 1921. Retrieved 2 January 2018. data
  3. ^ "Mount Wellington". Geonames.usgs. usgs. 1980. Retrieved 3 June 2017. data
  4. ^ "Mount Wellington". 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2017. data

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