How did Sleepy Hollow get its name? By Henry John Steiner On January 20, 2020 The Village of Sleepy Hollow is named for the Valley of the Pocantico River—the Valley of Sleepy Hollow. Please follow and like us: Related Previous What county are Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown NY in? Next Is there really a Sleepy Hollow? Comment on this FAQ Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of new posts by email.