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

A Late Addition to Officers Row

 
 
A Late Addition to Officers Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. A Late Addition to Officers Row Marker
This is the 29th in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.
When Officers Row was built, this site was left vacant to allow space for the West Beacon Range Light. Ships traveling across Raritan Bay would line up the lighthouse and beacon lights to mark their way. After the West Beacon was demolished in the 1930s, this home was built to fill the empty space.

Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.762′ N, 74° 0.319′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Hartshorne Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located 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. History House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Victory Garden (about 300 feet away); Barracks Row (about 400 feet away); Bachelor Officers’ Quarters (about 400
Marker in Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker in Fort Hancock
feet away); Post Commissary (about 400 feet away); Athletic Field (about 500 feet away); Quartermaster Storehouse (about 500 feet away); Post Headquarters (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of “Officers Row and the Sandy Hook West Beacon, pictured here in 1902.” A photo at the lower left of the marker depicts “The newly built duplex Officers Quarters, 1939.”
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Marker on Hartshorne Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Marker on Hartshorne Drive
The Late Addition to Officers Row marker is seen here along the sidewalk on Hartshorne Drive in Fort Hancock.
Duplex House on Officers Row image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
4. Duplex House on Officers Row
This is the newest and largest house on Officers Row.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 3 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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