Kinderhook Lake ranch frontage 3 BR dive, swim, or boat into Kinderhook Lake, needs some updating, but great deal with great lake frontage.
Kinderhook Lake Ranch Frontage 3 BR 12184
Kinderhook NY real estate includes historic Kinderhook Village, Lindenwald, the home to President Martin Van Buren, Valatie, Kinderhook lake and Niverville. Kinderhook NY Real Estate includes farmers, Albany commuters and second home residents from the New York Metropolitan area. The Town of Kinderhook is in the north of Columbia County, with the Town of Stuyvesant to the west, Rensselaer County to the north, the Town of Chatham to the east and the Town of Ghent to the south.
According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 32.4 square miles and a population of 8,296 people, 97% white. The median income for a household is $52,604 and the per capita income for the town is $24,259.
Kinderhook NY History
The village of Kinderhook began as a Dutch village that was settled in the 1600s, shortly after Henry Hudson voyaged up the Hudson River. Kinderhook was settled around 1750 and established in 1788 as one of the original towns of Columbia County. It lost substantial territory in the formation of the towns of Chatham, Ghent and Stuyvesant.
Kinderhook was a rich farming area and the home of former President Martin Van Buren. Today Kinderhook New York Real Estate homes function as a bedroom community to the Albany Capital District and a second home destination for the New York Metropolitan area.
Welcome to Kinderhook, one of the most historically significant places in the Hudson Valley. The name Kinderhook appeared on Dutch maps as early as 1614 making it one of the oldest names in the state. In the early days, Kinderhook (Dutch meaning children’s corner) embraced all of Stuyvesant, parts of Chatham, Stockport, and Ghent. Kinderhook was chartered as a township in 1687. The first town records were kept in Dutch and the language was spoken here until the 1840’s. As Americans we tend to view our history through English eyes, however the Dutch were here first and their impact culturally, architecturally and agriculturally remains today.
Kinderhook NY Real Estate Today
Close to the Hudson River on the Kinderhook Creek, a stream noted for powerful waterfalls and edged with fertile farmland, Kinderhook has long been a prosperous and prominent place. As roads settled into place, the village grew. Kinderhook became a major stagecoach stop on the route connecting Albany with New York City as well as one of the first post offices. An 1808 map indicates that roads today are much as they were then. The New York Gazetteer reported in 1842 a population of 1400; two coach factories, two hat factories, two public houses, 200 dwellings, a printer, numerous trade shops and an Academy. Fashionable houses, may built on ancestral lands, reflecting early Dutch design and later Federal style, sprang up. Fine examples of Dutch, Greek Revival, Georgian, Carpenter Gothic, and Italianate remain today.
The Kinderhook area was the site of many historic events during the American Revolution. In the winter of 1775, Colonel Henry Knox, transported vital artillery through the village on horse drawn wooden sledges on his way from Ticonderoga to Boston. Turncoat Benedict Arnold spent a night here and British General John Burgoyne was entertained as a prisoner of war at a village mansion after his defeat at Saratoga.
- Price: $349,000
- Property ID: 5319
- Town Taxes: 1965
- School Taxes: 4200
- Prop. Class: Residential
- Town: Kinderhook
- County: Columbia
- Schools: Ichabod Crane
- Contact Agent: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: (518)928-7239
- Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC - Chatham
- Phone: (518)392-6400