CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES - TOWN OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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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: THERE IS A LINK OF WHAT IS OPEN IN OUR AREA TO CHECK ON TUESDAY'S & WEDNESDAY FROM 10am-11am ALSO CALL 518-697-5560 AND PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST. 

ALSO GO TO 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".