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Tarrytown(târ`ētoun), village (1990 pop. 10,739), Westchester co., SE N.Y., a residential suburb of New York City, on the E bank of the Hudson opposite Nyack; settled in the 17th cent. by the Dutch, inc. 1870. It has several corporate headquarters, and its industries include food processing and the manufacture of laboratory instruments and heating equipment. Tarrytown is the eastern terminus of the Tappan Zee Bridge and is the site of Marymount College of a Fordham campus. Of interest are Sunnyside, the home of Washington IrvingIrving, Washington,
1783–1859, American author and diplomat, b. New York City. Irving was one of the first Americans to be recognized abroad as a man of letters, and he was a literary idol at home.
..... Click the link for more information. ; Sleepy Hollow cemetery, where Irving is buried; Philipsburg Manor (see Philipse ManorPhilipse Manor,
colonial estate of Frederick Philipse, confirmed by a royal charter (1693), extending from the present North Tarrytown, N.Y., to the present Bronx, with the Hudson River on the west and the Bronx River on the east. Its area was 90,000 acres (36,400 hectares).
..... Click the link for more information. ), an estate including a Dutch farmhouse (c.1683) and a restored operating gristmill; Lyndhurst (1838), a Gothic Revival mansion; and a Rockefeller estate.