Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Concord, Massachusetts

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is located on the north side of Bedford Street in Concord, Massachusetts (Middlesex County). The coordinates are 42° 27' 43" N, 71° 20' 33" W.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was established in 1823, after the other two cemeteries in Concord were almost full. It is now the largest cemetery in the town, with over 10,000 graves. There are two very popular areas to visit in the cemetery; Authors Ridge, with the gravesites of Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Bronson Alcott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The other popular monument is the Melvin Memorial. The monument's actual name is "Mourning Victory." James Melvin had it commissioned to honor his three brothers who were killed during the Civil War.

There are many other interesting gravestones in the cemetery, and most are in excellent condition. The grounds are also very well maintained.

For more information about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, please visit the Concord Public Works: Cemetery Division website.

Many thanks to Ta Mara C. for visiting this cemetery with me!

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