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Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Dutch Church

 
 
The Old Dutch Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
1. The Old Dutch Church Marker
Inscription.
The Old Dutch Church
of Sleepy Hollow, built 1697
by Frederick Philipse, First
Lord of the Manor, in use
since except in Revolution.

 
Erected 1936 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 5.43′ N, 73° 51.726′ W. Marker is in Sleepy Hollow, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on N Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tarrytown NY 10591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Union Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Headless Horseman Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philipsburg Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Memorial Church of Washington Irving” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean & Viet Nam Memorial Monuments (approx. 0.6 miles away); Andre Captured (approx. 0.6 miles away); André Captors Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cold Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sleepy Hollow.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Dutch Reformed (Sleepy Hollow) Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
2. Dutch Reformed (Sleepy Hollow) Church Marker
Dutch Reformed
(Sleepy Hollow) Church
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1963
. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Old Dutch Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28/20008
3. Old Dutch Church Marker
Old Dutch Church
of
Sleepy Hollow
-----
Church of the Manor
of Philipsburgh
Erected by
Frederick Philipse
1697
Alterations were made in
1837 – Restorations were made in 1897
Sleepy Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
4. Sleepy Hollow Marker
The Old Dutch Church marker is located near the Headless Horseman Bridge made famous in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Other markers on the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
5. Other markers on the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
Registered National Historic Landmark plaque is to the left of the door on the Old Dutch Church on Broadway. The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow plaque is on the right.
Marker on N Broadway in Sleepy Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
6. Marker on N Broadway in Sleepy Hollow
The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, behind the Old Dutch Church, contains the graves of many famous persons, including Washington Irving.
Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
7. Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
This active church has been in continuous use since it was constructed, with the exception of during the American Revolution.
The Old Dutch Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
8. The Old Dutch Church
The Dutch Reformed Church at Sleepy Hollow is a Registered National Historic Landmark.
The Old Dutch Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 9, 2010
9. The Old Dutch Church
This is the view seen when driving northbound on Route 9.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
10. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Among the graves in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, located behind the church, is that of Washington Irving. The church and cemetery were the setting in his book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Grave of Washington Irving image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
11. Grave of Washington Irving
The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, behind the church, contains many notable graves including that of Samuel Gompers, Andrew Carnegie, Nelson Rockefeller and Washington Irving, as seen in this photo.
Headless Horseman Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
12. Headless Horseman Bridge
In addition to famous burials, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery also contains the site of the famous bridge used by Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman in Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,074 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on August 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   10, 11, 12. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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