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A visit to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (FG ID #66311)

Note: We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere.

We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Lat:   41.0946°   (41° 5' 40")

Lon:   -73.8609°   (-73° 51' 39")

The cemetery is located in Westchester County<2>.

As an estimate, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Sleepy Hollow.

The county seat for Westchester County is located in White Plains. White Plains lies just to the southeast of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery .

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to New York:
  • Pages specific to Westchester County:
  • Genealogy information for nearby counties:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 27 communities are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Sleepy Hollow
      (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Tarrytown
      (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Archville
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archville
      • Archville is located in Westchester County
    • South Nyack
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Nyack have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Nyack
      • South Nyack is located in Rockland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,305 people
    • Scarborough
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Upper Nyack
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Nyack have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Nyack
      • Upper Nyack is located in Rockland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,177 people
    • Nyack
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nyack
      • Nyack is located in Rockland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,133 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nyack <4>
    • Grand View-on-Hudson
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand View-on-Hudson
      • Grand View-on-Hudson is located in Rockland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Elmsford
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmsford
      • Elmsford is located in Westchester County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,193 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmsford <4>
    • Hawthorne
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawthorne have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorne
      • Hawthorne is located in Westchester County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawthorne <4>
    • Briarcliff Manor
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Ossining
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Continue List   (15 more) ...
      • Piermont
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piermont have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piermont
        • Piermont is located in Rockland County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,527 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piermont <4>
      • Irvington
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
        • Irvington is located in Westchester County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,424 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington <4>
      • Fairview
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
        • Fairview is located in Westchester County
      • Valhalla
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
      • Thornwood
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
      • Pleasantville
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Central Nyack
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Nyack
        • Central Nyack is located in Rockland County
      • Blauvelt
        (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Orangeburg
        (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Dobbs Ferry
        (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbs Ferry
        • Dobbs Ferry is located in Westchester County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,919 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobbs Ferry <4>
      • Ardsley
        (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardsley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardsley
        • Ardsley is located in Westchester County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,502 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardsley <4>
      • Woodlands
        (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlands have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlands
        • Woodlands is located in Westchester County
      • Congers
        (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congers have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congers
        • Congers is located in Rockland County
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Congers <4>
      • Valley Cottage
        (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Cottage
        • Valley Cottage is located in Rockland County
      • West Nyack
        (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Nyack have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Nyack
        • West Nyack is located in Rockland County

    For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

    Nearby communities with newspapers ...

    The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Westchester County.

    More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities alphabetically.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 20 that are within 6 miles [9.7 km] of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.<6>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Sparta Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sparta Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Sparta Cemetery is located in Westchester County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sparta Cemetery
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Oak Hill Cemetery is located in Rockland County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Mt. Eden Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • The Mt. Eden Cemetery is located in Westchester County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Eden Cemetery
    • Gate of Heaven Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Gethsemane Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gethsemane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Gethsemane Cemetery is located in Rockland County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Rural Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rural Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Rural Cemetery is located in Rockland County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rural Cemetery
    • Nyack Rural Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Nyack Rural Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • The Nyack Rural Cemetery is located in Rockland County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nyack Rural Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2243480 <1>
    • Rockland Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Rockland Cemetery is located in Rockland County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockland Cemetery
    • Ferncliff Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • The Ferncliff Cemetery is located in Westchester County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Ferncliff Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Hartsdale.
      • The Ferncliff Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hartsdale Ferncliff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferncliff Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #64525 <1>
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Kensico Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
      • The Kensico Cemetery is located in Westchester County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Kensico Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Valhalla.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kensico Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #64995 <1>
    • Continue List   (8 more) ...
      • All Souls Cemetery
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Mt. Moor Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Mt. Moor Cemetery is located in Rockland County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moor Cemetery
      • Rural Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rural Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Rural Cemetery is located in Westchester County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rural Cemetery
      • Banks Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Banks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Banks Cemetery is located in Westchester County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Banks Cemetery
      • Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery is located in Westchester County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • Palmer Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Palmer Cemetery is located in Westchester County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmer Cemetery
      • St. Augustines Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Augustines Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The St. Augustines Cemetery is located in Westchester County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Augustines Cemetery
      • Dale Cemetery
        (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Dale Cemetery is located in Westchester County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dale Cemetery

    For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

    Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

    Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

    We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery:

    • Referenced GNIS Record ...
    • GNIS ID #965402  (Sleepy Hollow Cemetery)
      • Note: GNIS record #965402 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
      • Class: cemetery         Map Name: White Plains
      • County: Westchester         Elev: 36
      • Location given for GNIS #965402 (Sleepy Hollow Cemetery)
    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #66311

    The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

    The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

    Footnotes ...

    <1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
    <2>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Westchester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
    <3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0946, Longitude: -73.8609    
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
    <6>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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