Incorporated first in 1871 as the Village of North Tarrytown in the Town of Mount Pleasant, this Hudson River community changed its name to Sleepy Hollow in 1996. The village and its surrounding area had long been known as Sleepy Hollow. Originally Sleepy Hollow was a 1655 reference by early Dutch settler Adriaen Van der Donck to the Pocantico River, which he termed “Slappershaven” or “Sleeper’s haven.” Writer Washington Irving immortalized it in his story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Today the village still boasts the Old Dutch Church, Philipsburg Manor and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

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Upper Mill Deed, June 2, 1761

Photographs Related to the
General Motors Site,
ca. 1900-1953

Records of Veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I, and Cemetery Maps, ca. 1930s


Records of the Irving Institute/School,
1846, ca. 1910 and 1925

Photographs of the
Tarrytown Lighthouse,
ca. 1912 and 1999

Scale Drawing for the
Tarrytown Lighthouse,