Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Eighteen houses comprise Officers Row; each was home to an officer and his family. Traditionally, officers’ homes faced toward the parade ground. Here however, army architects placed them facing Sandy Hook Bay to take advantage of the cool summer breezes and the splendid evening sunsets.
Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 25.)
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° 27.867′ N, 74° 0.349′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the left when traveling north. 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 are within walking distance of this marker. Ferry Landing and Chapel (here, next to this marker); Post Chapel (within Post Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire House Number 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mule Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baked Fresh Daily! (about 300 feet away); Rodman Gun (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Rodman Gun (about 300 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 from 1962 of the houses on Officers Row. These houses were built in 1889. A photo at the bottom right of the marker shows “An officer’s family in the 1940s.”
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 498 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.