Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Young Menís Christian Association
YMCAs on military posts were places for rest and recreation and were built by private contributions. The Fort Hancock Y offered refreshments, game rooms, and a reading room. Visiting families could stay in rooms on the top floor. The one-story wing on the right side in photograph was an earlier wooden gymnasium torn down in 1941 when the new gym was built.
Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey - Fort Hancock Walking Tour series list.
Location. 40° 27.671′ N, 74° 0.211′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearney Road and Hudson Road, on the left when traveling south on Kearney Road. Marker is located in the Fort Hancock area in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Handball Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockíem Up! (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeantsí Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Fillíer Up! (within shouting distance of this marker); Chow Time! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire House Number 2 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
More about this marker. A picture of the YMCA appears on the background of the marker. It has a caption of “Built in 1903, the YMCA is pictured here in 1939.”
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.