The Louise Adelia Read Memorial library is named in honor of Mr. Charles L. Read's daughter. The Library was donated by The Read Foundation to the people of Hancock in 1955. 

 

 

 

The "Brooklyn Bridge" spans The East Branch of the Delaware River, joining route 97 to the village of Hancock. It opened to traffic in 2006.

 

 

 

  
The 1.5 million dollar fire station. Brought into service in May of 2004, is manned entirely by volunteer firefighters and rescue squad personnel. 

 

 

 

 

The Gould House, according to a 1919 newspaper article, "the finest in the Southern Tier, was built in 1900 at a cost of $10,000 to $12,000, and contained eighteen rooms, all elaborately furnished. Today, it could not be replaced for $20,000."


The Capra Cinemas is a Twin Screen, state of the art movie cinema open year round. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First National Bank of Hancock with it's classic brick and stone architecture was opened in 1907 and is now part of NBT Bank of Norwich, New York.

 

 

 

 
Hancock High School was first opened in 1933 and underwent a major modernization in 2001. Original construction took advantage of the local immigrant Italian labor proficient in stonework and concrete, and installed beautiful terrazzo floors throughout the school.

  


The Bard Parker Plant. For 25 years more disposable surgical blades were made in Hancock than any place on earth. Plant & Office space from 5,000 to 25,000 square feet is now available for lease. It is located in an Empire Zone. http://branchplants.com/

  
The Hancock Historical Society is open by appointment. The Society members have compiled an invaluable genealogical data base of local residents.


 

 

 

 

 

The Hancock Town Hall & Offices is the seat of local town government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Woods Camp for The Performing Arts offers dance, theater, music, circus, magic, visual arts, film and video, sports, tennis, fitness, waterfront, skate board, rock and roll and horseback riding to children from 7-17 years old. Many famous performers and artists, such as David Blaine, have emerged from the prestigious summer camp over the years. French Woods Camp web site.

The Little League Field where future big leaguers get their start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Zawatsky Baseball Field. 30 yards beyond right field is the East Branch of The Delaware River. The same field played on as a boy by "Honest" Eddie Murphy of The Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia A's and Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

Read Memorial Housing was originally opened as Read Memorial Hospital in 1957. The first baby delivered at the new Hospital was delivered by Dr. Axtell of Deposit to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sanford, on May 30, 1957. It was converted to Senior Housing in the early 1980ís.


Canoe and boat launch, fishing hole and good swimming spot on the East Brach of the Delaware River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A typical village home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constructed entirely from Hancock Bluestone, The Baptist Church. The Hancock community supports 5 churches in the village proper. The nearby Lordville Presbyterian Church and Ravina, are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

 

 

This Louisville Slugger factory at Hancock manufactured the wood that turned out the bats of Bath Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honest Eddie Murphy, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and thousands of other great big leaguers.

Baseball has always been a a major part of life in Hancock.

 

Ariel view of Hancock showing the East and West Branches of the Delaware River converging at the base of Point Mountain, lower left. The village is upper right.


 

 

The current Post Office opened at this location in 1958, and is located near the center of the village.

 

 

 

 

The top of Bass Mountain offers commanding views for several miles in all directions, including a far look into Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

No matter what direction you enter Hancock from, you'll be greeted by a sign letting you know you've arrived at The Gateway to The Delaware River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you'd like to know more facts about The town of Hancock; wikipedia