THE LEATHERMAN

Program
Legends & Lore®
Subject
Folklore
Location
50 Revolutionary Road, Ossining, NY
Lat/Long
41.136902, -73.862185
Grant Recipient
Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy Inc.
Historic Marker

THE LEATHERMAN

Inscription

THE LEATHERMAN
FOR NO KNOWN REASON
FROM 1883 TO 1889 HE TROD A
365 MILE LOOP EVERY 34 DAYS
BETWEEN NY AND CT
CLAD IN 60 LBS OF LEATHER.
NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2016

This story tells of a hermit known as the Leatherman (ca. 1839-1889). This mysterious figure has been said to have worn a 60 lb. handmade leather suit and would travel a 360 mile circuit between the Connecticut and Hudson rivers. It has been believed that he was a native of France. There are known photographs of The Leatherman and his gravesite is in Ossining, NY.