Sandy Hook, Virginia

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Sandy Hook, Virginia
Unincorporated community
SandyHook is located in Virginia
SandyHook is located in the US
Coordinates: 37°45′10″N 77°54′45″W / 37.75278°N 77.91250°W / 37.75278; -77.91250Coordinates: 37°45′10″N 77°54′45″W / 37.75278°N 77.91250°W / 37.75278; -77.91250
Country United States
State Virginia
County Goochland
Elevation 358 ft (109 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23153
Area code(s) 804
GNIS feature ID 1500025[1]

Sandy Hook is an unincorporated community in Goochland County, Virginia, United States. Sandy Hook is located on U.S. Route 522 5 miles (8.0 km) north-northwest of Goochland. Sandy Hook has a post office with ZIP code 23153.[2]

One version of the etymological history of the name "Sandy Hook" has it that at a prominent local bend on Route 522 (opposite what is now "Wood's Store", and probably before the road was surfaced), heavy rain would leave a silty, sandy residue on the road. At these times, the local population would refer to this bend as "the sandy hook" in giving directions.

Sandy Hook is one of the seven original villages in Goochland County.