Both Village Historian Hugh MacDougall and the student council at Cooperstown High School independently suggested the name Fenimore Lane.
Falk said that the name being suggested by both an older and younger members of the community contributed to its selection.
“I’m delighted,” said MacDougall, founder of the James Fenimore Cooper Society, which is devoted to the study of the author. “It was an obvious choice.”
MacDougall said he also has a personal connection to the road. The Inn at Cooperstown was his mother’s family’s old house, and was originally called The Fenimore Cottages.
The involvement of the student council, which submitted many names, was also why the name was unveiled before the opening of the TREP$ Marketplace, which was held in the CCS Red Bursey Gymnasium.
Falk said that the village is looking into replacing a number of street signs this year with a new design. If this plan goes through, Fenimore Lane will also get a street sign.