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Kinderhook (T)

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Kinderhook is a town in Columbia County, New York, USA. The population was 8,296 at the 2000 census and 8,706.  The name of the town means Children's Corner in the language of the original Dutch settlers.
The town of Kinderhook contains a village named Kinderhook. Martin Van Buren was born in the village. The town is in the northern part of Columbia County. Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren's retirement home, is in the Town of Kinderhook
Kinderhook was settled around 1750. The Town of Kinderhook was founded in 1788 from a previously created district, but lost substantial territory to form part of the Town of Chatham in 1775. Kinderhook was one of the original towns of Columbia County. More of Kinderhook was lost to form the Town of Ghent in 1818 and the Town of Stuyvesant in 1823.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 84.0 square kilometers. 82.4 square kilometers of it is land and 1.5 square kilometers of it is water. The north town line is the border of Rensselaer County. Kinderhook Creek' is an important stream in the town. US Route 9 passes through the town.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.5 percent under the age of 18, 5.8 percent from 18 to 24, 27.2 percent from 25 to 44, 27.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Kinderhook enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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