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Sandy Hook 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.
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.
 
Location. 40° 27.564′ N, 74° 0.138′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Is Why Itís Called Sandy Hook! (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Yankees vs. Hometown Sluggers
Building #22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Building #22 Marker
(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); Company, Attention! (about 600 feet away); Fillíer Up! (about 600 feet away); Handball Court (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker in Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
By R. C., October 17, 2010
5. Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Temporary Wooden Sign
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 17, 2010
6. Fort Hancock Barracks 22
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 17, 2010
7. Fort Hancock Barracks 22
Fort Hancock Barracks 22 Building Tag image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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