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Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ichabod Crane

Legends & Lore

 
 
Ichabod Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
1. Ichabod Crane Marker
Inscription.  Washington Irving based the character Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Kinderhook school teacher Jesse Merwin.
 
Erected 2017 by New York Folklore Society, William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series lists.
 
Location. 42° 22.827′ N, 73° 41.421′ W. Marker is in Kinderhook, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on New York State Route 9H ¼ mile north of Fischer Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinderhook NY 12106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Alen Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Road - 1772 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthsite (approx. 0.8 miles away); “ . . . a Farmer in my native Town”
Ichabod Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
2. Ichabod Crane Marker
Looking north along NY Rt 9H
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Lindenwald (approx. 0.9 miles away); Uncovering the Past (approx. 0.9 miles away); Soil Improvers (approx. one mile away); Lindenwald and the Old Post Road (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinderhook.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ichabod Crane. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Who Was the Real Ichabod Crane? (New York Times, 2015). (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sleepy Hollow's Ichabod Crane (YouTube, 1.5 min, William G. Pomeroy Foundation). (Submitted on February 3, 2020.)
 
Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
3. Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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