Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An Agrarian Lifestyle . . .
Martin Van Buren Natíl Hist Site
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Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 42° 22.189′ N, 73° 42.3′ W. Marker is in Kinderhook, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the grounds of the Martin Van Buren Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinderhook NY 12106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farm Operations (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen White Mulberry Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Marble Mounting Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Bustling Household (about 300 feet away); Fertile Political Ground (about 400 feet away); 1849-50 † † A House Transformed (about 400 feet away); Soil Improvers (about 400 feet away); Lindenwald (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinderhook.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photo of the fields visible from the marker. A portrait of Martin Van Buren appears at the upper left of the marker. The upper right contains a photo of “The Kinderhook Creek [which] flows just out of view to the west. It rises in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, meandering southwest across Columbia County where it joins the Hudson River approximately six miles from Lindenwald.” Below this is a picture of a monument with the caption “Across the cultivated field you can see the grave marker of the mansionís original owner, Judge Peter Van Ness. Van Buren honored the request of Van Nessís sons and allowed the Judge and his wife, Elbertie, to be buried on the property.”
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Martin Van Buren. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Wayside Loop Trail. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.