Sunday, February 14, 2016


And in honor of Presidents Day a look back at visits to two of the Presidential Homes/Libraries for just two of the Presidents from New York State.

The first President's home is for our 8th President Martin Van Buren;  who served from 1837 to 1841.  President Van Buren was born in the beautiful village of Kinderhook, which is in Columbia County.  Columbia County is the southernmost county with in the Greater Capital Region.  Martin Van Buren was also Governor of NYS.  And he was the first New Yorker to become a United States President.  Martin Van Buren is of Dutch decent, as many of the founders of the Capital Region and he is the first U.S. President to be born a U.S. Citizen.

The house is part of the National Park System, and is just off Route 9h on Olde Post Road.
President Van Buren is buried in the Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery on Route 9.
This bronze statue of Martin Van Buren sits on the corner of Broad Street and Hudson Avenue in Kinderhook.
The next Presidential Home belongs to Franklin D. Roosevelt.  FDR was the 44th Governor of NYS and served from 1929 to 1932.  He then went on to be our 32nd President and served from 1933 to 1945.  The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and Library   is in Hyde Park, New York; which is in the Lower Hudson Valley area of NY.
The beautiful property is off Route 9 and overlooking the Hudson River.
The property consist of several buildings on a sprawling campus.
And the President and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt are buried on the property.
Other Presidents born in NYS are Theodore Roosevelt, he was our 26th President and 33rd Governor.  He was born in the city and buried in Oyster Park, New york.  Millard Fillmore was our 13th President and born in Summerhill, NY; he is buried in Buffalo. 
And, although Chester Arthur was born in Vermont, he is buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, NY.

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