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Middletown Township near Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sandy Hook Barracks Building #22 Built 1899

 
 
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
1. Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1980.
 
Location. 40° 27.564′ N, 74° 0.138′ W. Marker is near Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. It is in Middletown Township.
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Marker is on 22 Magruder Road near Mast Way. 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); Superstorm Sandy High Water Mark (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); Discover Sandy Hook (about 500 feet away); Sandy Hook (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
Building #22 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Building #22 Marker
Marker in Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Marker in Fort Hancock
The marker can be seen to the right of the barracks door.
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
4. Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Marker
Marker is placed next to the front door of the barracks.
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Temporary Wooden Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
5. Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Temporary Wooden Sign
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
6. Fort Hancock Barracks 22
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
7. Fort Hancock Barracks 22
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Building Tag image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
8. Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Building Tag
The building still retains the "22" tag that was originally placed on the building when Ft. Hancock was still an active military base.
Fort Hancock Barracks Chow Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
9. Fort Hancock Barracks Chow Hall
The one story buildings behind each of the Ft. Hancock barracks were originally "chow halls" and are in desperate need of funding for restoration.
Sea Grant College Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
10. Sea Grant College Plaque
There is a Sea Grant College plaque located next to the back door of Barracks 22.
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Rear Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
11. Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Rear Entrance
The Sea Grant College plaque is visible next to the rear door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,624 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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