Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Marble Mounting Block
Martin Van Buren enjoyed his life at Lindenwald immensely, especially horseback riding. Located to your right is a replica of the marble mounting block President Van Buren used to get on and off his favorite Thoroughbred, Duroc. Van Buren would begin most mornings with a ride of ten to fifteen miles. He would then return to Lindenwald for breakfast and spend the remainder of the morning in the library or supervising farmhands. The mounting block was made using money donated by park visitors.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 22.197′ N, 73° 42.241′ W. Marker is in Kinderhook, New York, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, on the north side of the mansion. Marker is in this post office area: Kinderhook NY 12106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Bustling Household (a few steps from this marker); Fertile Political Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen White Mulberry Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); 1849-50 A House Transformed Farm Operations (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agrarian Lifestyle . . . (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lindenwald and the Old Post Road (about 300 feet away); Soil Improvers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinderhook.
More about this marker. A picture of a horse appears at the bottom of the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of Martin Van Buren. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 432 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.