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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kinderhook, New York

 
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Location of Kinderhook, New York
    Columbia County (221)
    Albany County (332)
    Dutchess County (301)
    Greene County (97)
    Rensselaer County (150)
    Ulster County (240)
    Berkshire County, Massachusetts (131)
 
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1New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — “ . . . a Farmer in my native Town”Martin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
Near Old Post Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
2New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — 1849-50     A House TransformedMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
3New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — A Bustling HouseholdMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
4New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — An Agrarian Lifestyle . . .Martin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
5New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Benedict Arnold House
On Broad Street (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling south.
According to tradition Benedict Arnold was brought here after being wounded at Battle of Bemis Heights in 1777.Map (db m37479) HM
6New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Birthsite
On Hudson Street (County Route 21) at Jarvis Lane, on the right when traveling east on Hudson Street.
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States, was born at this site December 5, 1782.Map (db m37472) HM
7New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — 345 — Burial Ground1816-ca 1861
On Rothermel Lane.
Bequest by John Rogers provided this quarter acre exclusively for burials of persons of color.Map (db m128003) HM
8New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Fallen White Mulberry Tree
Near Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
9New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Farm OperationsMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
10New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Farmhands and FishingMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On New York State Route 9H, on the right when traveling south.
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
11New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Fertile Political GroundMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
12New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — NY-26 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On Hudson Street (County Route 21) at New York State Route 9, on the right when traveling south on Hudson Street.
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
13New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Gen. John Burgoyne
On Broad Street (U.S. 9) at Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street.
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
14New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Gravesite
On Albany Avenue (County Route 21), on the right when traveling west.
Martin Van Buren 1782 – 1862 Governor of New York Eighth President of the United StatesMap (db m37474) HM
15New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Heermance Housec. 1721-1765
On Hudson Street (New York State Route 21) at Silvester Street, on the right when traveling north on Hudson Street.
. . . Map (db m118565) HM
16New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — House of History
On Broad Street (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling south.
Built in 1810 by James Vanderpoel. Purchased by the Columbia County Historical Society in 1925.Map (db m37493) HM
17New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — 19 — Ichabod CraneLegends & Lore
On New York State Route 9H 0.2 miles north of Fischer Road, on the left when traveling north.
Washington Irving based the character Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Kinderhook school teacher Jesse Merwin.Map (db m118567) HM
18New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — James Clark
On Broad Street (U.S. 9) at Hudson Street (County Route 21), on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
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
19New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Kinderhook World War I Monument1917           1919
On Broad Street (U.S. 9) at Hudson Street (County Route 21), on the left when traveling south on Broad Street.
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
20New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Lawrence Van Buren Housec. 1812
On Hudson Street (New York State Route 21) north of Silvester Street, on the right when traveling north.
Brother of Pres. Martin Van BurenMap (db m118566) HM
21New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Lindenwald
On Old Post Road, on the left when traveling south.
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States lived here from 1841 to 1862.Map (db m37490) HM
22New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Lindenwald and the Old Post RoadMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
23New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Marble Mounting Block
Near Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
24New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Martin Van Buren1782 – 1862
On Broad Street (U.S. 9) at Hudson Street (County Route 21), on the left when traveling south on Broad Street.
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, 2007Map (db m37982) HM
25New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Old Columbia Academy
On Albany Avenue (County Route 21), on the left when traveling west.
Early Dutch School Incorporated March 13, 1797 Became Kinderhook Academy April 3, 1824Map (db m37494) HM
26New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Post Road - 1772
On New York State Route 9H south of Hudson Avenue (County Route 21), on the right when traveling north.
Albany to New York. Weekly mail service established on horseback. Passenger service by covered wagons and four horses in 1786.Map (db m56653) HM
27New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Reformed Dutch Church
On Broad Street (New York State Route 9) at Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
Organized in 1712 sixth church between New York and Albany.Map (db m165461) HM
28New 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
29New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Uncovering the PastMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
30New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Van Alen Homestead
On New York State Route 9 H, on the right when traveling south.
Erected in 1736 Katrina Van Tassel resided in this house according to tradition.Map (db m37492) HM
31New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Welcome to LindenwaldMartin Van Buren Nat’l Hist Site — National Park Service —
On Old Post Road, on the left when traveling south.
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
 
May. 18, 2021