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". 

 

Upcoming Events

Oct 03, 2022
2023 Town Budget Public Hearing


Oct 03, 2022
Town Board Meeting


Oct 06, 2022
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting


Oct 10, 2022
Town Offices Closed


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