You Can Visit the Grave of Real-Life Ichabod Crane on Staten Island

Our friends at This Way on Bay recently published a great little article about the history of the real-life Ichabod Crane on Staten Island, including his final resting place.

Many of us may be fans of Sleepy Hollow, the television series, the Tim Burton film, and originally the short story by Washington Irving. Those familiar know that the story’s protagonist is a that of a “highly superstitious school master” named Ichabod Crane. The inspiration for Irving’s character’s name was Colonel Ichabod Crane, a real military official that lived and was buried here, at The Asbury Cemetery in the New Springville area of Staten Island.

Check out the full article for more on Ichabod Crane's Staten Island connections and his grave.

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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