Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA
Most known for its Legend by Washington Irving. The town was originally “North Tarrytown” but name-changed to the village of “Sleepy Hollow” in 1996/1997 to memorialize the stories and Washington Irving. Sleepy Hollow is a small village located within Westchester County of New York, right by Tarrytown (to its south) in the town of Mount Pleasant. It embraces roughly 5.1 square miles and sits 89 feet above sea level. In 2010, its population was around 9,870 inhabitants. It is situated along the eastern bank of the Hudson River right near the Tappan Zee bridge. It is only 30 miles away from Manhattan. Plans were discussed about merging Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow in 2007 since they share some services and a school district to reduce school and property taxes, but never went through. Sleepy Hollow is home to the Edward Harden Mansion, The Headless Horseman Bridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Patriot’s Park, Philipse Manor Railroad Station, Tarrytown Light, the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, The 1883 Lighthouse, Kingsland Point Park, Philips Manor Beach Club, Hudson Valley Writer’s Center, and the Philipsburg Manor House. Famous residents other than Washington Irving are Elsie Janis, David Rockefeller Sr., Adam Savage, and Pete Holmes.
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