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Stuyvesant, New York

The images and pictures further below present material about Stuyvesant, New York. Stuyvesant is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 2,027 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Stuyvesant is in the northwest part of Columbia County. US Route 9 crosses the southwest corner of the town.


Explorer Henry Hudson visited the region in 1609. The area, being next to the Hudson River, was settled before 1650. The Town of Stuyvesant was established in 1823 from the Town of Kinderhook.

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (6.32%) is water.

The west town line, marked by the Hudson River is the border of Greene County, and the north town line is the border of Rensselaer County.

Kinderhook Creek passes through the southeast part of the town.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,188 people, 852 households, and 633 families residing in the town. The population density was 87.5 people per square mile (33.7/km²). There were 929 housing units at an average density of 37.1 per square mile (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.30% White, 1.10% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 852 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,904, and the median income for a family was $51,688. Males had a median income of $36,087 versus $27,097 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,314. About 2.5% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Kinderhook Cemetery (4.31 km)

The Kinderhook Cemetery is in Kinderhook, New York. It is notable for being the burial site of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States, as well as his wife Hannah Van Buren, his son Martin Van Buren, Jr., and his parents, Abraham Van Buren and Mary Van Buren.

Kinderhook (village), New York (4.46 km)

Kinderhook (Kinderhoek in Dutch) is a village located in the Town of Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,211 at the 2010 census. The Village of Kinderhook is located in the south-central part of the town on US 9. History The area was named by Henry Hudson in 1609 as "Kinderhoek" (Dutch for children's corner) because he had seen native American children frequently playing there. First settled by the Dutch around 1640, the area was part of that surrendered to the English in 1664.

Coxsackie Light (4.57 km)

Coxsackie Light was a lighthouse near the town of Coxsackie, New York on the northerly end of the Low island northerly of Coxsackie island and on the westerly side of the main channel of the Hudson River. The lighthouse was first established in 1830 and the last tower was first lit in 1868. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1940. The lighthouse was a red square tower with granite trimmings and a red dwelling on stone pier. The lantern housing was black. The light was 32 feet high fixed white light. The original lens was a sixth order Fresnel lens.

Stuyvesant Falls, New York (6.27 km)

Stuyvesant Falls is a hamlet in the Town of Stuyvesant in Columbia County, New York, United States. The zipcode is:12174. It was called Glencadia is the 18th century. The French—Scottish derivatives of Glencadia apparently mean a "creek region of simple pleasures." The name seemed to change in the early 19th century although a book published in 1914 refers to the village by the name Glencadia, not Stuyvesant Falls. The hamlet includes a substantial textile mill dating to the 19th Century and a hydro-electric plant.

Valatie, New York (6.42 km)

Valatie (vah-LAY-shə) is a charming village featuring several waterfalls in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,819 at the 2010 census. The Village of Valatie is in the center of the Town of Kinderhook on US 9. Geography The Village of Valatie is located in the center of Kinderhook town, in Columbia County along the scenic Hudson Valley of New York State. Valatie is located at (42.413847, -73.677533). It is equidistant between Albany and Hudson.

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