Do you have a sketch or map about the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?

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lynnebh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am not sure what you are looking for, but if you want to find a map for this story, it takes place in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Sleepy Hollow was known as "North Tarrytown" for awhile, but then it was renamed Sleepy Hollow. It is a small town on Route 9 in New York state, about 30-40 miles north of New York City, nestled in the Hudson River Valley. During Washington Irving's time, there were many small Dutch settlements in this area of New York state. Many of the towns have very colorful names. For example, Sleepy Hollow was named that because it was a sleepy little town. Tarrytown was named because there were taverns located there where men would "tarry" (linger") over drinks after work. There is a place called Spuyten Duyvil which means "devil's spout." There are fierce wind currents in that part of the Hudson and the Dutch believed that there was a whirlpool there from which the devil could pull you down into hell (because many ships disappeared in this area). Dobbs Ferry was named after a man named Dobbs who ferried people across the river. Very cool.

There are some links below of maps of the area. If this is not what you want, just do an online search of Sleepy Hollow and you can zero in more on what it is you need. Please repost if we can help further.

nicolas123 | Student

The link below is for The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It describes the map of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in terms of road directions you can follow, if you Google ‘Sleepy Hollow NY’ and then click zoom the map until it is big enough for you to find the road directions. With Google you can go back and forth between the road map and arial views of the land and buildings.


You might draw a pencil map on plain paper that just copies the road map, then pencil in little scenes from you imagination about the story, and finally color all of it in with colored pencils. If that looks great why not make a larger picture on larger paper and glue on scenes that you like about the story (yours or ones you find).


It’s a great story. Walt Disney produced an animated version. The complete story as Irving wrote it is also to be found on the web site.

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