Middletown Township near Highlands 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 National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • 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° 27.869′ N, 74° 0.285′ W. Marker is near Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. It is in Middletown Township. Marker is at the intersection of Kearney Road and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north on Kearney Road. Marker is located in the Fort Hancock area in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. 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 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mule Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferry Landing and Chapel (about 300 feet away); World War II Victory Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.