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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
Location. 40° 27.564′ N, 74° 0.138′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on 22 Magruder Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Is Why It’s Called Sandy Hook! (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Yankees vs. Hometown Sluggers (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); Fill’er Up! (about 600 feet away); Handball Court (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.