Martin Van Buren Nat'l Hist Site
— National Park Service —The view before you is much like the one Martin Van Buren enjoyed during the last 21 years of his life. Although in the course of his political career Van Buren traveled widely and kept company with heads of state and the foremost political figures of his day, once in retirement his affection for this property and his enthusiasm for the agrarian life made him reluctant to be elsewhere. He was intensely interested in improving the land's productivity. He directed the farm laborers to construct ditches to better drain fields, use newly patented plows and farm equipment, and experimented with different fertilizers. An 1849 letter described Van Buren as "an amateur farmer who prides himself upon having his farm in better order than his neighbor."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 6:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 606749 N 4691885|
|Decimal Degrees||42.37191667, -73.70346667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.315', W 73° 42.208'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 18.90" N, 73° 42' 12.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1049 Old Post Rd, Kinderhook NY 12106, US|
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