CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES - TOWN OFFICES ARE NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Due to COVID-19, the MHG Building will be closed to the public starting Monday, January 11th 2021. We are available for you by phone or email:

Town of Kinderhook: 518-784-2233
Village of Valatie: 518-758-9806

Please check our webpages for more information. There will be a dropbox located outside the Valatie office for town business.

Please take note that anybody over the age of 65 can try to sign up for the COVID Vaccination by going to Columbia County Health Dept. Web Page & hit the link:

http://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2conties?OpId=50502560

 

Kinderhook History

Welcome to Kinderhook

Kinderhook is a town in the northern part of Columbia County, New York, United States.  The population was 8,498 at the 2010 census, the most populous municipality in Columbia County.  The name of the town means "Children's Corner" in the language of the original Dutch settlers (Kinderhoek).  The name "Kinderhook" has its root in the landing of Henry Hudson in the area around present-day Stuyvesant, where he was greeted by Native Americans with many children.  With the Dutch Kinder meaning "child" and Hoeck meaning "bend" or "hook" [in the river], the name literally means "bend in the river where the children are".