Nestled in the charming and historical town of Concord Massachusetts lies Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It lies one block east of Monument square, just outside the center of town. Founded in 1855, this Victorian Cemetery is the final resting place of several very well known authors. In fact, they are barely steps from one another in a section known as authors ridge.
As you can see from the picture at the left, those authors include Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
On this particular visit, I only spent a brief time in this area of the cemetery. I’ll be returning soon to investigate the section opened up in 1998 called “The Knoll” which includes an area consecrated for Jewish burials.
Other noteworthy “residents” here include Daniel Chester French who designed the Minuteman Statue at Concord’s North Bridge and Washington’s D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial statue, Ephraim Wales Bull who developed the sweet variety of grape popularly known as the Concord Grape, and Elizabeth Peabody who opened the first English speaking kindergarten in the United States.