Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Forts or Castles • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey - Fort Hancock Walking Tour series list.
Location. 40° 27.857′ N, 74° 0.325′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the right 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. Officers Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Baked Fresh Daily! History House (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Victory Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster Storehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire House Number 1 (about 300 feet away); Mule Barn (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 showing the Post Theater as it appeared on opening night in 1933. A photo at the lower left of the marker shows the Theater audience in 1945.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.