John Sullivan, Founder of Ooty
John Sullivan is the founder of Ooty. He founded Ooty in the year 1819. He is one of the first to built his house in Ooty. His house which is called "stone house" still exist in kotagiri. He is the one who built the Ooty lake in the year 1823. He is also the person introduced the planting of english vegetables like Potato, carrot and barley in Ooty. He so loved the Ooty and did many things for the improvement of this beautiful town. Though he was born in london he spent most of his life in Ooty. He died in 1855 and buried in Berkshire, England.