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Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fire House Number 2

 
 
Fire House Number 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Fire House Number 2 Marker
This is the second in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.
Fort Hancock’s soldiers doubled as firefighters. This firehouse was built close to Barracks Row so the soldiers who lived there could quickly get to the fire fighting equipment.

Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.669′ N, 74° 0.139′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Hancock Road and Magruder Road, on the left when traveling north on Fort Hancock Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Fort Hancock area in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. 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. Fill’er Up! (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighting the Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Chow Time! (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortar Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandy Hook Light
Marker at Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker at Fort Hancock
(within shouting distance of this marker); Keeping the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Handball Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Lights Out! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. A picture of Fire House #2 appears on the background of the marker. It has a caption of “Built in 1910, the Fire House was photographed in 1938.”
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Fire House Number 2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Fire House Number 2
The Fire House is building # 76 in Fort Hancock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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