Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
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The Irving Family Graveplot
Washington Irving’s grave, Irving’s home “Sunnyside,” and The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow (which Irving immortalized in legend) are National Historic landmarks. Irving’s graveplot receives perpetual care from local citizens and admirers of the author of the “Sleepy Hollow” legends.
National Historic Landmark – US Department of the Interior – plaque by the Irving family – 1972
What was there
Washington Irving’s grave within the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
What is there now
Washington Irving’s gravesite within the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- Washington Irving is often credited with first planting the notion within the heads of children, that St. Nick soared over the treetops in a flying wagon.
- Legend has it that there have been so many visitors to Irving’s grave in the 150+ years since his death, who have taken a small piece of his marker with them, the family has had to replace his headstone – twice.
- Map of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- Wikipedia article – Washington Irving
- Wikipedia article – Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
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