Catskill in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Martin Van Buren
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #08 Martin Van Buren series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. 42° 13.005′ N, 73° 52.112′ W. Marker is in Catskill, New York, in Greene County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Same house as Samuel Wilson. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 West Main Street, Catskill NY 12414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Sam (a few steps from this marker); Uncle Sam Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railway Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); General George Decker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catskill Walking TourHop-O-Nose (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catskill.
Regarding Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren married his childhood sweetheart here. They had five children before Hannah died at age 35 in 1819 of tuberculosis. Van Buren didn’t remarry after her death.
Also see . . .
1. Lindenwald. Home of Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, NY (Submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Martin Van Buren (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.