The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown [New York]


A collection of more than 350 short articles that describe the places and place names of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, New York. These famous Hudson River villages served as the backdrop for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Even before Irving's time, the community was well known as the capture site of British spy Major John Andre, who plotted with Benedict Arnold during the Revolution. Sleepy Hollow is also home to "Kykuit," the John D. Rockefeller estate. Written by Sleepy Hollow's village historian, the book takes the reader on a tour of interesting places and notable persons. Arranged alphabetically, entries retell anecdotes, legends and traditions of the region going back to Native American times. This book is indispensable for those visiting the area.

Henry Steiner

(1998), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 222 pp.

ISBN: 9780788409615