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sleepy hollow cemetery

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Built in 1849, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is the final resting place for many notable Americans, including the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", Washington Irving (1783–1859).

The churchyard of a colonial-era church, built here in 1684 by Dutch settlers, is the setting for Irving's "Sleepy Hollow" story. It's also where the headless Hessian horsemen is buried...

William Rockefeller (1841–1922), New York head of the Standard Oil Company, is buried at Sleepy Hollow. So is Leona Helmsley (1920–2007), who famously bequeathed $12 million to her dog.

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