List of memorials to Martin Van Buren

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Among the memorials to Martin Van Buren, 8th president of the United States, are the following:

Postage stamp with the image of a bust of a balding man in profile and facing right
Martin Van Buren appears on the 8-cent U.S. postage stamp of the 1938 Presidential Issue.
A golden coin with a portrait of a balding man wearing a cravat and facing forward
Martin Van Buren appears on the obverse side of a $1 coin of the 2007–2016 Presidential $1 Coin Program.


Van Buren's home in Kinderhook, New York, which he called Lindenwald, is now the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.[1] Lindenwald remained a privately owned residence, and eventually passed out of the hands of the Van Buren family,[2] it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and was established as a National Historic Site under the care of the National Park Service in 1974.[2]


Counties are named for Martin Van Buren in Michigan, Iowa, Arkansas, and Tennessee.[3] Cass County, Missouri was originally named for Van Buren, and was renamed in 1849 to honor Lewis Cass because Missouri allowed slavery, and Van Buren had opposed slavery as the presidential candidate of the Free Soil Party in 1848.[4]

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities and towns named for Van Buren include:





  • Van Buren, Anderson County The small community was abandoned due to the construction and flooding of Taylorsville Lake from 1974 to 1983.[9][10]







New York




State parks[edit]

Van Buren State Park[27] and Van Buren Trail State Park[28] in Michigan, and Ohio's Van Buren State Park and its Van Buren Lake are named for him.[29]


Mount Van Buren on the Palmer Land portion of Antarctica was named for Martin Van Buren.[30]


Van Buren Island in the St. Lawrence River, part of the Thousand Islands, sits at latitude 44.404339N, 75.892119W. Though named for the U.S. President, this island is in Canadian waters.[31]


USS Van Buren, a United States Navy schooner in service from 1839 to 1847 was also named for Martin Van Buren.[32]



  1. ^ "One Hundred Years in the Making: Lindenwald Celebrates "Being Forty and Fabulous"". Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Washington, DC: National Park Service. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "One Hundred Years in the Making".
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 309.
  4. ^ Webber, A. L. (1908). History and Directory of Cass County, Missouri. The Cass County Leader. pp. 43–45.
  5. ^ "Van Buren: Historic City on the Arkansas". Van Buren, Arkansas: Historic Sites & Points of Interest. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Chamberlain, E. (1849). The Indiana Gazetteer: Or Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana. Chapman's and Spann's Power Press. p. 406.
  7. ^ History of LaPorte County, Indiana: And History of Indiana. Chas. C. Chapman. 1880. p. 442.
  8. ^ Roberts, Nelson Commins; Moorhead, Samuel W. (1914). Story of Lee County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 107.
  9. ^ Laughlin, Robert W. M.; Jurgensen, Melissa C. (2007). Kentucky's Covered Bridges. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-7385-4404-5.
  10. ^ Environmental Impact Statement: Taylorsville Lake Protection Project, Salt River Basin, Spencer County. Louisville, KY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1978. pp. 2–29, 4–42.
  11. ^ Leeper, Clare D'Artois (2012). Louisiana Place Names. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-8071-4738-2.
  12. ^ Hamilton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada. University of Toronto Press. p. 132.
  13. ^ Romig, Walter (1973). Michigan Place Names. Wayne State University Press. pp. 355, 569.
  14. ^ Michigan Place Names, pp. 355, 569.
  15. ^ Glines, Karen; O'Donnell, Billyo (2008). Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air. University of Missouri Press. p. 36.
  16. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Volume XVII: Minnesota Geographic Names. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 491.
  17. ^ "Van Buren: Itawamba County's Old River Port Town Revisited". Itawamba History Review. Itawamba Historical Society. May 27, 2007. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  18. ^ "Town of Van Buren Clerk Archival Records Listing". Historical Records, Onondaga County Clerk. Onondaga County, New York. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  19. ^ Mangus, Michael; Herman, Jennifer L. (2002). The Encyclopedia of Ohio, Volume 1. St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Somerset Publishing. p. 562. ISBN 978-0-04-309564-5.
  20. ^ History of Shelby County, Ohio. Philadelphia, PA: R. Sutton & Co. 1883. p. 252.
  21. ^ Kinder, George D. (1915). History of Putnam County, Ohio. Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Company. p. 162.
  22. ^ Wilson, Frazer E. (1914). History of Darke County, Ohio. Milford, Ohio: Hobart Publishing Company. p. 591.
  23. ^ Brown, R. C. (1886). History of Hancock County, Ohio. Warner, Beers & Co. p. 498.
  24. ^ Morris, Eastin (1834). The Tennessee Gazetteer, Or Topographical Dictionary. Nashville, TN: W. Hasell Hunt & Co. p. 166.
  25. ^ "U.S. ZIP Codes: Hickory Valley, TN". US Zip Codes ME. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  26. ^ Wisconsin Legislature (1841). Laws of the Territory of Wisconsin Passed at Madison by the Legislative Assembly. Madison, WI: W. W. Wyman. pp. 83–90.
  27. ^ Romig, Walter (1986). Michigan Place Names. Wayne State University Press. p. 569.
  28. ^ Mann, Kelly L. (October 14, 2002). "Van Buren County trails are havens for nature lovers". St. Joseph (Michigan) Herald Palladium.
  29. ^ "Van Buren State Park". Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  30. ^ "Geographical Names: Van Buren, Mount: Antarctica". Geographical Names. ITA - Information Technology Associates. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  31. ^ "Google Maps". Menlo Park, CA: Google, Inc. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  32. ^ "Van Buren I". History Central. MultiEducator, Inc. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  33. ^ "Welcome to Martin Van Buren High School". Martin Van Buren High School. New York City Department of Education. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  34. ^ "Welcome page". Martin Van Buren Elementary School. Desert Sands Unified School District. Retrieved December 26, 2015.