Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baked Fresh Daily!
Every day at the Post Bakery, fresh bread was made for the mess halls and for sale at the Post Commissary. At 3 a.m. each morning soldiers would begin baking bread to feed the hundreds of troops who would report to the mess hall at 6 a.m., noon, and 5 p.m.
Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 40° 27.869′ N, 74° 0.285′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearney Road and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north on Kearney Road. Touch 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. Quartermaster Storehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire House Number 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Chapel Mule Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Victory Garden (about 300 feet away); History House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photo of the interior of the Post Bakery. It has a caption of “The bakery was built 1898. This photo of the ovens was taken in 1944.” The bottom right of the marker contains a 1938 photo of the Bakery.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.