Fort Hancock

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Soldiers of the 245th Coast Artillery pose with the 12-inch gun at Battery Kingman, c. 1943.

NPS/Gateway NRA

Fort Hancock, named in 1895 for General Winfield Scott Hancock, protected New York Harbor until 1974. It was a U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post.

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Fort Hancock is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.

View the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District National Landmark Nomination.

View the Fort Hancock Historic Resource Study 1895-1948.

View the Fort Hancock Historic Resource Study 1948-1974.

 
An early view of the Fort Hancock Parade Ground, c 1900.

An early view of the Fort Hancock Parade Ground, c. 1900.  Note Officers' Row originally had shutters.

NPS/Gateway NRA Museum Collection

 
 

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