About Kinderhook, New York
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 name of the town means "Children's Corner" in the language of the original Dutch settlers (Kinderhoek). The town of Kinderhook contains two villages, one of which is also named Kinderhook, where Martin Van Buren was born. Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren's retirement home, is in the town of Kinderhook.