A Sleepy Hollow website describes the church as follows:

Founded around 1685, this is the church and churchyard that appear in Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It is often confused with the adjacent but separate Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

The church’s 3-acre burying ground is, of course, the purported haunt of the headless horseman, and also the resting place of local citizens who likely inspired Irving’s characters of Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones, and others in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

More information can be found on Wikipedia.

I’ve taken pictures of the church before, but somehow was never happy with them. Somehow the angle wasn’t right. I’d never thought to go to the front of the church and walk a little north. I much prefer this angle.




Leave a Reply