New York Arsenal

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New York Arsenal (1833-1920) - A U.S. Army arsenal established in 1833 on Governors Island, New York County, New York. Initial construction under the supervision of Captain J.L. Smith, Captain of Engineers. Abandoned as an arsenal in 1920.

New York Arsenal History

The New York Arsenal was established on Governors island in 1833 and located between the main docks and Fort Jay in a fairly compact space of 6.5 acres. The arsenal was below the range of Fort Jay and directly below the main entrance. Structures included two ordnance storehouses, the 1839 Arsenal Commanding Officer's quarters, two sets of officer's quarters, the main arsenal building with its clock tower and several other storage and workshop buildings.

Abandoned as an arsenal in 1920.

Current Status

Adjacent to Fort Jay on Governors Island, New York County, New York. Seven buildings from the Arsenal period remain.

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort New York Arsenal Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 2575554
  • Location: New York County, New York, US, FIPS Code: 36061
  • Latitude: 40.6925, Longitude: -74.0163889, Elevation: 16 Map: Jersey City
  • As Of: 29 Jan 2010
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Governors Island, New York County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.691255 Long: -74.013734



Visited: 15 Aug 2010

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