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

Barracks Row

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Barracks Row Marker
This is the 30th in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.
Enlisted men lived on Barracks Row facing the parade ground. The four identical buildings each held a full battery of 80 soldiers. The U-shaped double barracks on the far right, built in 1909, held two batteries. Each barracks had its own mess hall, latrine, and barber and tailor shops.

Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.7′ N, 74° 0.306′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the left 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. Bachelor Officers’ Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Post Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Late Addition to Officers Row (about 400 feet away); Lock’em Up! (about 400
Marker at Barracks Row image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker at Barracks Row
The houses of Barracks Row can be seen behind the marker.
feet away); Sergeants’ Row (about 400 feet away); Athletic Field (about 400 feet away); Young Men’s Christian Association (about 500 feet away); Post Exchange (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. A picture of Barracks Row on the background of the marker contains a caption of “Barracks Row was built between 1899 and 1909. This is how it looked in 1912.” A photo at the lower left of the marker shows the interior of one of the barracks. It has a caption of “The soldiers in Barracks 23 lived in open rooms with row upon row of beds, pictured here about 1905.”
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Barracks Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Barracks Row Marker
Marker in Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
4. Marker in Fort Hancock
Barracks Row image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
5. Barracks Row
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 264 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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