Welcome to the
Village of Kinderhook

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. Click here for more information.

  • Stuffed and Stitched

    Quilted Treasures from the Collection Opening March 5th Columbia County Historical Society 5 Albany Avenue

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We welcome the following new businesses to our historic business center.

Broad Street Bagel Co.
1 Broad Street

Claverack Cooperative Insurance Company
3 Hudson Street

16 Hudson Street