Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bachelor Oﬃcers’ Quarters
The BOQ housed unmarried officers. Captains and majors lived on the second floor in their own suites with private baths and sitting rooms. Lieutenants occupied single bedrooms and shared a bathroom on the top floor. The first floor was the original Fort Hancock Officers’ Club with a dining room, billiard room, and bar.
Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 40° 27.701′ N, 74° 0.298′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the right when traveling north. 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. Barracks Row (a few steps from this marker); Post Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock’em Up! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Late Addition to Officers Row Sergeants’ Row (about 400 feet away); Athletic Field (about 400 feet away); Young Men’s Christian Association (about 400 feet away); Post Exchange (about 500 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 1937 photo of the Bachelor Officers’ Quarters, which opened in 1898.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.