Fort Salonga is a charming small hamlet in the town of Huntington, in Suffolk County, on the north shore of Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, Fort Salonga had a population of approximately 10,008 residents. Fort Salonga has a total area of almost 10 miles and is in the 11768 zip code. The northern edge of Fort Salonga lies on Smithtown Bay in Long Island Sound. The main thoroughfare through the Hamlet is NY-25A.
Fort Salonga was a British fort used during the Revolutionary War and was located near the border of the towns of Huntington and Smithtown on the shores of Long Island Sound. The fort was named after one of the fort’s architects. The fort was overtaken one night when Colonial soldiers landed on the beach in neighboring Crab Meadow and seized the fort. Local red clay proved suitable for brickmaking, an early trade in the area. In the days of horse and buggy, the streets of New York City were cleaned of manure which was then brought by barge to farms in the area to be used as fertilizer. The empty barges were returned to the city laden with locally manufactured bricks. The Brown family owned a brick company in Fort Salonga in the late 19th century and imprinted their bricks with the initials BBB for Brown’s Best Bricks. The Brown’s home on Breeze Hill Road serves as the clubhouse for the Hills Country Club.
Fort Salonga is a lovely community with an abundance of gorgeous, mature trees. Currently, single family homes dominate the housing market in the hamlet of Fort Salonga. The average listing price for a home in Fort Salonga is around $786,000 but can go as high as $1,699,999 depending upon the property's age, size, location and special features.
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