Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Guns of Sandy Hook
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 27.364′ N, 74° 0.245′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Hartshorne Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to Fort Hancock in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nike Ajax Explosion Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital Steward’s Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dead House (about 400 feet away); The Best of Care (about 500 feet away); Just Like A Small Town (about 700 feet away); Company, Attention! NOAA Fisheries Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Is Why It’s Called Sandy Hook! (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a map of the upper Sandy Hook peninsula, showing “Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District.” Elsewhere on the marker are illustrations of types of guns that were placed here at various times in history, from 1776 to 1959.
Also see . . . Fort Hancock. NY Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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