Publications of the Friends

The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery have a mission to promote the appreciation of the cemetery, which provides a space to reflect on the lives of the people buried here.

Our first publication was a detailed map of the cemetery. It was developed to guide visitors to the historic gravesites and to provide interesting facts about the cemetery. On one side of the publication, a history of the cemetery is printed. It describes the two colonial burial grounds: the Old Hill Burying Ground and the South Burying Place, as well as Sleepy Hollow. On the other side, there is a map of the cemetery showing the streets and paths. Points of interest, such as the schoolhouse, burial sites and monuments are indicated on the map. Brief descriptions are provided for historic figures buried in Sleepy Hollow. For more information and to obtain a copy of the map, see the map page.

The obituary book is our recent publication. It provides an interesting perspective on the life and times of the luminaries buried at Sleepy Hollow, as seen through their obituaries. The obituaries of the 1800s were very different from modern obituaries. In some cases, they reveal more about the authors and their rivalries than about the deceased. For more information and to obtain a copy of the book, see the book page.