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Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Post Headquarters

 
 
Post Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Post Headquarters Marker
This is the 32nd in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.
Here the commanding officer and his staff ran the day-to-day operations of Fort Hancock. A post of this size was usually commanded by a colonel.

During World War II, Fort Hancock was headquarters for all New York Harbor Defenses under the command of Brigadier General Philip S. Gage, Sr.

Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.689′ N, 74° 0.25′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kearney Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located across from the flagpole in the Fort Hancock area 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. Lock’em Up! (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeants’ Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Young Men’s Christian Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Bachelor Officers’ Quarters
Marker at Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker at Fort Hancock
(within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Exchange (about 300 feet away); Athletic Field (about 300 feet away); Handball Court (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photo from around 1937 of the Post Headquarters, which was built in 1899. A photograph of Brig. Gen. Philip S. Gage, Sr. appears on the right side of the marker.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Post Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Post Headquarters Marker
Post Headquarters at Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
4. Post Headquarters at Fort Hancock
The Headquarters is Building #26 at Fort Hancock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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