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By Fred Taylor, July 28, 2014
The Stone Jug
New York (Columbia County), Clermont — The Stone Jug
Built 1752. A typical Dutch house and one of the oldest houses in the Town of Clermont — Map (db m77137) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — Harlem Valley Rail Trail
The Harlem Valley derives its name from "The New York and Harlem Railroad," chartered in 1831 and opened in lower Manhattan in 1832 with horse drawn cars. In 1842 the line crossed the Harlem River, and in 1873 joined the New York Central . . . — Map (db m116811) HM
New York (Columbia County), Craryville — Taghkanic-Hillsdale Line

Taghkanic organized 1803 as Granger, included Copake. Hillsdale formed from Claverack as District 1782. Organized as town 1788. — Map (db m118765) HM

New York (Columbia County), Ghent — Columbia CountyHistoric New York
Columbia County Historic New York Columbia County, which extends from the Hudson River to the New England border. was formed in the late 18th century from parts of two 17th century land patents. Early settlers came from Holland, followed by . . . — Map (db m109089) HM
New York (Columbia County), Ghent — Downing Church
Built in 1822 on lands donated by Stephen Richmond and used by Baptists and Methodists — Map (db m24466) HM
New York (Columbia County), Ghent — NY-27 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m24003) HM
New York (Columbia County), Ghent — NY-28 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m24004) HM
New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — American Revolution Memorial

In memory of the Men of Hillsdale who fought for our independence in the American Revolution 1776 — 1781 — Map (db m118752) WM

New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — 446 — East Gate TollhouseColumbia Turnpike 1799-1907

Located on this site Linked Columbia County farming and industry to Hudson River ports — Map (db m118755) HM

New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — NY-29 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m24005) HM
New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — NY-30/MA-1 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
New York Side:Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by . . . — Map (db m24006) HM
New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — Hillsdale Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Erected by John K. Cullin in memory of the Soldiers and Sailors who defended our country and flag 1861 - 1865 [ Lower Plaque ] Hillsdale Comrades 14th N.Y. Regiment John K. Cullin • A. Frank B. Chace • Sylvanus Snyder 44th N.Y. . . . — Map (db m42095) HM
New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — The Veterans Memorial Garden of HillsdaleLest We Forget — Dedicated 2009

[Central marker] In honor of the Men and Women of Hillsdale who served in the Armed Forces of our country

They gave the full measure of devotion to preserve America's heritage of freedom

1917-18 [and] . . . — Map (db m118753) WM

New York (Columbia County), Hudson — 128th New York State Volunteer Infantry

Here in 1862 the 128th. New York State Volunteer Infantry, the Columbia-Dutchess Regiment was organized. It served in the Union Army until 1865. — Map (db m118548) HM

New York (Columbia County), Hudson — Columbia County
Separated from Albany Co. April 4, 1786. Name - from Columbus, discoverer of America. — Map (db m56650) HM
New York (Columbia County), Hudson — Davis Hall

This building built for a jail in 1805. Changed to City Hall in 1835 In 1855 became "Davis Hall", a theater. Since 1862 it has been a printing shop — Map (db m118544) HM

New York (Columbia County), Hudson — Olana Viewshed
. . . — Map (db m116102) HM
New York (Columbia County), Hudson — The Kiwanis Bicentennial Inspiration Fountain

was dedicated May 3, 1975 to honor the volunteers and the nation. This fountain was made possible through the generosity of the following:

[Concerned Citizens and Organizations] . . . — Map (db m118546) HM

New York (Columbia County), Hudson — Veterans MemorialFor God and Country

Erected by the Citizens of Hudson in grateful recognition of her Sons' and Daughters' services in the Armed Forces of the United States. — Map (db m118543) HM

New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — “ . . . a Farmer in my native Town”Martin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
The view before you is much like the one Martin Van Buren enjoyed during the last 21 years of his life. Although in the course of his political career Van Buren traveled widely and kept company with heads of state and the foremost political figures . . . — Map (db m56675) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — 1849-50     A House TransformedMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
Architect Richard Upjohn’s renovations to Lindenwald in 1849-50 had a tremendous influence on the main house, originally built in 1797 by Judge Peter Van Ness. The red brick was painted yellow and brown and a four-and-a-half story Italianate tower . . . — Map (db m37784) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — A Bustling HouseholdMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
Lindenwald seems quiet today, but when Martin Van Buren lived here there was a stream of family, friends and political colleagues constantly coming and going. There was also an ever-changing mix of agricultural and domestic employees. Some workers . . . — Map (db m37828) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — An Agrarian Lifestyle . . .Martin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
In 1850, from where you now stand, you would have been able to view Van Buren’s house garden, farm office, fish ponds, green house, red hillside barn, hot house and carriage barn. The farm manager’s house (now altered) may still be seen. Van Buren . . . — Map (db m37833) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Benedict Arnold House
According to tradition Benedict Arnold was brought here after being wounded at Battle of Bemis Heights in 1777. — Map (db m37479) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Birthsite
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States, was born at this site December 5, 1782. — Map (db m37472) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Fallen White Mulberry Tree
About 1861, this white mulberry tree (morus alba) was planted across the carriage path from the large sycamore tree. The tree flourished for just under 150 years until an ice storm over this past winter (2012) caused the tree to collapse. The . . . — Map (db m56677) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Farm OperationsMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
As with most farms, the operations at Lindenwald varied with the seasons and the years and the constant effort to better the farm. The poles to your left are used to cultivate hops using the techniques of the nineteenth century. Over his years of . . . — Map (db m37852) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Farmhands and FishingMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
Over the years, Martin Van Buren enlarged his farm from 137 acres to 221 acres through three transactions. Throughout his ownership he relied on employees to perform the labor necessary to make Lindenwald’s acreage productive. In September of 1843 . . . — Map (db m37835) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Fertile Political GroundMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
Van Buren’s 1839 purchase of the fine eighteenth-century house and farm he renamed “Lindenwald” represented his drastic rise from tavern-keeper’s son to prominent gentleman. While the fields and orchards of Lindenwald proved to be . . . — Map (db m37810) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — NY-26 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . — Map (db m23750) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Gen. John Burgoyne
as prisoner of war was entertained in this house on night of October 22, 1777 while being taken from Battle of Saratoga to Boston. — Map (db m37478) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Gravesite
Martin Van Buren 1782 – 1862 Governor of New York Eighth President of the United States — Map (db m37474) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Heermance Housec. 1721-1765
. . . — Map (db m118565) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — House of History
Built in 1810 by James Vanderpoel. Purchased by the Columbia County Historical Society in 1925. — Map (db m37493) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Ichabod CraneLegends & Lore

Washington Irving based the character Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Kinderhook school teacher Jesse Merwin. — Map (db m118567) HM

New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — James Clark
James Clark, who was born April 10th 1785 and died May 15th 1832, was, during the many years of his residence in the Village of Kinderhook, a public-spirited citizen, actively engaged in commercial pursuits and always foremost in every enterprise . . . — Map (db m46702) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Kinderhook World War I Monument1917           1919
In memoriam John M. Dahm     *     Joseph B. Kennedy who died in the service of their country *         *         * and in honor of Harry G. Cole • Charles S. Collier • Everett Decker • George D. Earll • Harold Fowler • Nathan D. Garnsey • William . . . — Map (db m42088) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Lawrence Van Buren Housec. 1812

Brother of Pres. Martin Van Buren — Map (db m118566) HM

New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Lindenwald
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States lived here from 1841 to 1862. — Map (db m37490) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Lindenwald and the Old Post RoadMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
You are standing along one of the few remaining unpaved stretches of the Old Post Road. In 1839 when Martin Van Buren bought this property, the Old Post Road was the main route on the east side of the Hudson River between Manhattan and Albany, the . . . — Map (db m37746) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — 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 . . . — Map (db m56676) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Martin Van Buren1782 – 1862
Eighth President of the United States Born, Raised and Buried in the Village of Kinderhook Gift of:   Friends of Lindenwald Sculptor:   Edward Hlavka Dedicated July 14, 2007 — Map (db m37982) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Old Columbia Academy
Early Dutch School Incorporated March 13, 1797 Became Kinderhook Academy April 3, 1824 — Map (db m37494) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Post Road - 1772
Albany to New York. Weekly mail service established on horseback. Passenger service by covered wagons and four horses in 1786. — Map (db m56653) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Soil Improvers

"The Whigs would hardly believe that a much larger portion of my time is taken up with devising ways & means to multiply the quantity & improve the quality of manure than in forming political plans or any such Matter." Martin Van Buren, . . . — Map (db m118568) HM

New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Uncovering the PastMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
In addition to the written record, archaeological evidence contributes valuable information to our understanding of President Van Buren’s farm. This archaeological test pit shows the position and types of objects used by former inhabitants of the . . . — Map (db m37853) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Van Alen Homestead
Erected in 1736 Katrina Van Tassel resided in this house according to tradition. — Map (db m37492) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Welcome to LindenwaldMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service
Welcome to Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. “Lindenwald” was the home and farm of the nation’s eighth president. Martin Van Buren’s life bridged the 80 years between the American War for Independence and the U.S. Civil War, the . . . — Map (db m37743) HM
New York (Columbia County), Spencertown — Cpl. Frank R. Fratellenico, Jr.Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
For Conspicuous Gallantry-United States Army-101st Airborne Div.-He left his home in Spencertown and gave his life on the field of battle that others might live. Republic of Vietnam-August 19, 1970 — Map (db m62740) WM
New York (Columbia County), Stockport — Staats House
Built by Col. Abram Staats Between 1654 – 1664 Henry Hudson landed here September 17, 1609 in sailing up Hudson River — Map (db m77136) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stockport — Stockport-Stuyvesant Line
Stockport formed from parts of Hudson, Ghent, Stuyvesant, 1833. Stuyvesant formed from Kinderhook 1823. — Map (db m56695) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Henry Hudson
Landed here Sept. 19, 1609 and was entertained by Indians who encamped here called Kinderhook. — Map (db m116690) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Henry Van Schaack
Died here in 1823. Built these two houses. Was on first Board of Trustees of Williams College. — Map (db m37497) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Kinderhook Creek
Prior to 1667 known as “Major Abram’s (Staats) Kill” and “Third Falls.” In 1823 called Stuyvesant Falls” and after 1845 “Kinderhook Creek” — Map (db m56638) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Powell Patent1664
This marks the northwest point of this early grant. — Map (db m37470) HM
New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Sharptown
was settled in 1683 by a group of Swedish families of Best and Scherp. — Map (db m37495) HM
New York (Columbia County), Taghkanic — Site of Miller's Tavern

Built before 1770 by Wm. Rockefeller. Jonas I. Miller proprietor for many years. First town meeting here 1803. — Map (db m118764) HM

New York (Columbia County), Taghkanic — Veterans Memorial"Lest We Forget"

This Plaque is dedicated to the Men and Women of the Town of Taghkanic, who served in the Armed Forces of the United States — Map (db m118758) WM

New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Alexander Abbott Housec. 1830
Dr. Abbott (1812 – 1884) Major textile and paper manufacturer as well as dedicated citizen — Map (db m56645) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — First Presbyterian Church of Valatie
Congregation formed 1835 This edifice built 1878 Ogden & Wright, achitects — Map (db m56671) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Gimp MillC. 1896 - 1995
The smallest of Valatie’s eight textile mills. The last built and the last to close. — Map (db m56642) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Glynn Homestead
Gov. Martin H. Glynn   1871 – 1924 Congressman, Comptroller, Lieut. Governor, Governor, Orator, Journalist, a founder of the Irish Free State. — Map (db m37859) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Gov. Glynn Square
Gov. Glynn Square and War Memorial Garden est. 1994 Site of Union School 1876 – 1929 Marker donated by Andrew Earl Boy Scouts Veterans Day Run 2006 — Map (db m56672) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Governor Martin H. Glynn Village SquareDedicated Sept. 1994 by Mayor Patrick M. Grattan
On this site stood the Valatie Union School. ca. 1876 – 1929. Gov. Martin H. Glynn, as well as the many who served & died in both World Wars, attended here. Governor Glynn [1913 – 1914], was a Congressman, State Comptroller, . . . — Map (db m56673) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Hoes HouseC. 1760
Early Dutch settlers ancestral home of Marie Hoes mother of Martin Van Buren — Map (db m56641) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — John Rogers Housec. 1830
John Rogers 1799 – 1889 civic leader served on first Village Board in 1856 and was a founder of the National Union Bank — Map (db m56661) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — John Vanderpoel Home   c.1825
Dr. John, 1796 – 1851 First Valatie Postmaster   1832 Friend, ally and physician of President Van Buren — Map (db m37854) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Knox Gun Crossing
Documentation shows that this is the most likely site of the Knox caravan trail during the winter of 1775-1776. — Map (db m37467) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Nathan Wild House
National Register   c 1826 Nathan Wild 1790–1867, a founder of Valatie and its textile mills, one of the nations’ earliest industrial villages. — Map (db m37861) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Site of Opera Housec. 1879 – c. 1933
Here in 1916 Gov. Martin H. Glynn gave his famed speech “He kept us out of war” This slogan re-elected Wilson. — Map (db m56659) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — St. Luke’s Lutheran Churchc. 1828   c.1970
From this congregation ten men fell during WWII (In memory of Marion Berntson) — Map (db m56669) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — The Depot
of the electric trolley part of the Albany – Hudson Railway 1905 — Map (db m56662) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — The Swallow Housec. 1845
Built from the remains of the steamboat “Swallow” wrecked on the Hudson River, April 7, 1845. — Map (db m56647) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — U.S. Hotel
Built c. 1871 on the site of earlier inns dating back to the 18th century. Also believed the site young Martin Van Buren tried his first court case. — Map (db m37862) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Valatie Santa Claus ClubFirst in the Nation
The Valatie Santa Claus Club was founded on Christmas Eve, 1946. Veterans of World War II pooled their discharge pay to bring gifts to every child in Valatie. These Santas and their successors prove the truth of the statement made by the New . . . — Map (db m56722) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Valatie World War I Monument
Honor Roll Men of the Village of Valatie who proved their country’s worth in the World War * Delmar Berlin * Harry Klomps * JohnW. McConnell Jesse Adriance • J. B. Agar • H. K. Avery • E. J. Beaupre • F. H. Berlin • A. Brignull • E. E. Brignull • . . . — Map (db m59187) HM
New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Welcome to ValatieSettled 1665
“Valatie, from the Dutch Vaaltje meaning “Little Falls,” was settled about 1665 as part of the Kinderhook Seettlement. The original inhabitants were Mohigan, an Algonquian Indian people. The Dutch established grist and lumber . . . — Map (db m37865) HM

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