Flax Island

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Flax Island
LocationSusquehanna River
 United States
StateNew York

Flax Island was an island located by Otego, New York, on the Susquehanna River below the mouth of Flax Island Creek. In a deed from 1807 it is called Flax Island, and also Vrooman's Island. It has since washed away.[1]

It was where Indians grew wild flax or hemp. The hemp was a necessity to the Indians, who called the surrounding area Otsdawa which translates to "the place of the big hemp".[1]


  1. ^ a b "A History of Otego". archive.org. 1904. Retrieved 7 January 2018. data