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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Westchester County, NY

[photo] Jefferson Barracks Historic District

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"If ever I should wish for a retreat, whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley." - Washington Irving

The internationally known American author, Washington Irving (1783-1859), who wrote the The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, is interred in the aptly named Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Westchester, New York. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, established in 1849 and historically significant in the areas of landscape architecture, sculpture, and funerary art, stands as an important example of a mid-19th century rural cemetery in New York State. The cemetery, with its stunning views of Hudson River, the babbling Pocantico Creek, and lush landscape features, as well as its list of noteworthy people buried there, exemplifies the best qualities of the rural cemetery movement. The cemetery was the brainchild of Washington Irving and Captain Jacob Storm, who both recognized the need for more burial space in the growing villages of Tarrytown and North Tarrytown. The cemetery, first named the Tarrytown Cemetery in October 1849, was renamed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in 1865, which was Washington Irving’s wish.

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