Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hospital Steward’s Quarters
The chief steward was responsible for maintaining and running operations of the Post Hospital under the directions of the Chief Medical officer. Today, the building is the NJ Audubon Society’s Sandy Hook Bird Observatory.
Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 34.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey - Fort Hancock Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 40° 27.418′ N, 74° 0.29′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Hartshorne Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, near the entrance to Fort Hancock. 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. The Best of Care (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dead House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guns of Sandy HookJust Like A Small Town (about 400 feet away); Nike Ajax Explosion Memorial (about 500 feet away); Company, Attention! (about 600 feet away); NOAA Fisheries Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Is Why It’s Called Sandy Hook! (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photograph of the Hospital Steward’s Quarters, which was built in 1899, as it appeared in 1938.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.