Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sandy Hook Barracks Building #22 Built 1899
Listed in The National register of Historic Places: 1980
Barracks Building #22 is a contributing structure in the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic District. Throughout its history, Fort Hancock played a major role in the defense of New Jersey's shoreline and New York/New Jersey Harbor.
British and loyalist troops occupied Sandy Hook during the revolutionary War. As methods for warfare modernized, Fort Hancock evolved from a permanent masonry fort manned by heavy artillery used to protect sea lanes to an air defense role using antiaircraft batteries and Nike missiles.
Restoration Funding has been made possible in part by the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust/State of New Jersey.
Location. 40° 27.564′ N, 74° 0.138′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on 22 Magruder Road near Mast Way. Click for map. 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. This Is Why Itís Called Sandy Hook! (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Yankees vs. Hometown Sluggers NOAA Fisheries Service (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lighting the Way (about 500 feet away); Chow Time! (about 500 feet away); Company, Attention! (about 600 feet away); Fillíer Up! (about 600 feet away); Handball Court (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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