Sleepy Hollow, previously known as North Tarrytown, is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of midtown Manhattan in New York City.
- 1609: Henry Hudson claims the Hudson River Valley for Holland
- 1655: Adriaen Van der Donck publishes Description of New Netherland. Van der Donck publishes Beschryvinge van Nieuw-Nederlant (Description of New Netherland), his life's work detailing colonial New Netherland.
- 1664: British conquest of New Netherland. British seize the colony of New Netherlands and rename it New York.
- 1680: Pocantico Purchase. Gaining influence with early English governors of New York. Dutchman Frederick Philipse purchases large tracts of land from tribes along the east side of the Hudson including the Pocantico Purchase, which covered virtually all of present-day Sleepy Hollow.
- 1693: Construction of Philipse Manor. Frederick Philipse builds Philipse Manor at the confluence of the Pocantico and Hudson Rivers, creating it as a provisioning plantation for the Atlantic sea trade and as headquarters for a worldwide shipping operation.
- 1697: Construction of the Dutch Reformed Church. Frederick Philipse builds the Dutch Reformed Church at the the site of an existing cemetery.
- 1702: Death of Frederick Philipse
- 1783: Philipse family flee to England. At the end of the American Revolutionary War the Philipse family flee to England and many local farmers purchase their tenant farms.
- 1779: Gerard Beekman purchases Philipseburgh. Land speculator Gerard Beekman purchases the Upper Mills of Philipseburgh.
- 1680-1683: Philipseburgh (Philipsburg, Philipseburg, Philipsburgh), New York
- 1683-1776: Philipseburgh (Philipsburg, Philipseburg, Philipsburgh), Westchester, New York
- 1776-1779: Philipseburgh (Philipsburg, Philipseburg, Philipsburgh), Westchester, New York, United States
- 1779-1874: Beekmantown (Beekman Town), Westchester, New York, United States
- 1874-1996: North Tarrytown (North Tarry Town), Westchester, New York, United States
- 1996-present: Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States
Places of interest
- Philipsburg Manor House
- Dutch Reformed Church
- Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- Rockefeller State Park Preserve
- The 1883 Lighthouse
- Kingsland Point Park
- Philips Manor Beach Club
- Patriot's Park
Mayors of Sleepy Hollow
- 1870-1872: Jacob Odell
- 1905-1907: John Wirth
- 1927-1929: Harry B. Decker
- 1929-1932: Frederick W. Gross
- 1933-1934: John Carney
- 1937-1938: Edward A. Martin
- 1947: H. Tilden Swan
- 1949: Edward T Gorman
- 1950-1961: Gabriel P. Hayes
- 1963-1965: Joseph J. Galgano
- 1973-1977: James F. Galgano
- 1979-1987: Phillip E. Zegarelli
- 1990-1992: Frank Rey
- 1993-1996: Sean Treacy
- 1999-2009: Phillip E. Zegarelli
- 2011: Ken Wray
- William McBride
- Frederick Philipse (1626 - 1702), Dutch iron merchant and Lord of Philipse Manor.