Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Bustling Household
Martin Van Buren Natíl Hist Site
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Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 22.205′ N, 73° 42.236′ W. Marker is in Kinderhook, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. 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. Marble Mounting Block (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 (within Farm Operations (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Agrarian Lifestyle . . . (about 300 feet away); Lindenwald and the Old Post Road (about 400 feet away); Lindenwald (about 400 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 looking up at the tower inside of Lindenwald. Also present on the marker are three photographs. One depicts Van Burenís grandchildren and has a caption of “Martin Van Buren delighted in his grandchildren, who spent many summers running through the house and romping over the fields of Lindenwald. Seen here are Martin IV and Eliza, the son and daughter of Smith and Henrietta.” A picture of one of the bedrooms has a caption of “Summers announced the arrival of the Van Buren sons for extended visits. Abraham, John, and Smith, with their wives and children joined Martin Junior, who never married and lived with the President. This is the room of oldest son Abraham and his wife Angelica. The 36-room mansion had plenty of space for the extended family.” The third
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.