Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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This article is about the cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York. For the cemetery in Massachusetts, see Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Concord, Massachusetts).

Coordinates: 41°05′46″N 73°51′36″W / 41.096°N 73.86°W / 41.096; -73.86

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
SleepyHollowNY-entrance.jpg
Main entrance to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Location 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York
Built 1849
NRHP Reference # 09000380
Added to NRHP June 3, 2009
The headstone of Washington Irving
Owen Jones monument

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the resting place of numerous famous figures, including Washington Irving, whose story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set in the adjacent Old Dutch Burying Ground. Incorporated in 1849 as Tarrytown Cemetery, it posthumously honored Irving's request that it change its name to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

History[edit]

The cemetery is a non-profit, non-sectarian burying ground of about 90 acres (360,000 m2). It is contiguous with, but separate from, the church yard of the colonial-era church that was a setting for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The Rockefeller family estate (see Kykuit), whose grounds abut Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, contains the private Rockefeller cemetery.

Several outdoor scenes from the 1970 feature film House of Dark Shadows were filmed at the cemetery's receiving vault.

Notable burials[edit]

Henry Villard Memorial by Karl Bitter

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Telegraph in America and Memoriam Samuel Morse and William Orton by James D Reid
  2. ^ ’Karl Bitter: Architectural Sculptor 1867-1915’’, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1967 pp. 94-96

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