Farmhands and Fishing

Farmhands and Fishing (HMPBA)

Location: Kinderhook, NY 12106 Columbia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 22.104', W 73° 42.249'

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Martin Van Buren Nat'l Hist Site

— National Park Service —

Over the years, Martin Van Buren enlarged his farm from 137 acres to 221 acres through three transactions. Throughout his ownership he relied on employees to perform the labor necessary to make Lindenwald's acreage productive. In September of 1843 he purchased a 12.5 acre parcel, known as the south meadow, for $1225.50. The meadow and the area surrounding it are depicted in this detail of a rendering of Lindenwald as it looked about 1850. An ardent fisherman, Van Buren had two ponds constructed on this parcel and later stocked them with trout, pickerel and perch.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 606698 N 4691493
Decimal Degrees42.36840000, -73.70415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.104', W 73° 42.249'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 6.24" N, 73° 42' 14.94" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1135 Old Post Rd, Kinderhook NY 12106, US
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