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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monmouth County, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Monmouth County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Monmouth County, NJ (305) Burlington County, NJ (331) Mercer County, NJ (430) Middlesex County, NJ (298) Ocean County, NJ (140) Queens County, NY (215) Richmond County, NY (226)  MonmouthCounty(305) Monmouth County (305)  BurlingtonCounty(331) Burlington County (331)  MercerCounty(430) Mercer County (430)  MiddlesexCounty(298) Middlesex County (298)  OceanCounty(140) Ocean County (140)  QueensCountyNew York(215) Queens County (215)  RichmondCounty(226) Richmond County (226)
Freehold is the county seat for Monmouth County
Adjacent to Monmouth County, New Jersey
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      Mercer County (430)  
      Middlesex County (298)  
      Ocean County (140)  
      Queens County, New York (215)  
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1 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Allenhurst — Jersey Central Power & Light Employees
July 4, 1941 Dedicated to our fellow employees who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m10557) HM
2 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Allenhurst — New Era Anchor
In memory of the nearly 300 German immigrants who lost their lives when the sailing ship New Era wrecked off Deal Lake, November 13, 1854. In honor of Abner Allen, Allenhurst's earliest settler, keeper of the local lifeboat house, and first . . . Map (db m14132) HM
3 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Allentown — Historic WalnfordCrossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Richard Waln, a Quaker merchant from Philadelphia, purchased Walnford as a production source for his import/export business, and to establish an estate for his family. The mills and farm provided goods necessary for all during the American . . . Map (db m93736) HM
4 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Allentown — Historic Walnford ParkWomen’s Heritage Trail
Generations of Waln/Meirs women helped to build and sustain the farm, mill and domestic life at Walnford and to ensure its ultimate survival. Sarah Ridgeway Waln and her daughter Sarah Waln were among a small but noteworthy group of women who owned . . . Map (db m93732) HM
5 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Allentown — Walnford’s Tenant Houses
Houses and shops once lined the road across from the mill. These are two of the six known tenant houses that were part of the small community formed by the people who lived and worked at Walnford. In the 1700s and 1800s millers, craftsmen, farm . . . Map (db m93722) HM
6 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Allentown, Upper Freehold Township — Ye Olde Robbins Burial Place1695
Erected 1938 by James & C. Palmer West great grandsons of Joseph & Elizabeth Robbins & George & Charlotte Robbins SprouleMap (db m36133) HM
7 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Asbury Park — Honey Suckle RoseFats Waller and Andy Razaf
In this building in December 1928 Fats Waller and Andy Razaf Wrote the Grammy Hall of Fame Song “Honeysuckle Rose” Recorded by nearly 500 artists Dedicated by the Asbury Park Museum & Asbury Park Historical Society June . . . Map (db m167634) HM
8 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Asbury Park — President Wilson’s Asbury Park Executive Offices
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, used the entire fifth floor of this building for his executive offices during the late summer and early fall of 1916 while he vacationed at Shadow Lawn, the Summer White House at West Long . . . Map (db m5240) HM
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9 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Asbury Park — S.S. Morro Castle Disaster
In Memoriam S.S. Morro Castle September 8, 1934 This monument is dedicated to the 137 passengers and crew of the S.S. Morro Castle who lost their lives on September 8, 1934 when the ship burned off the Jersey Coast when returning from . . . Map (db m22309) HM
10 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Asbury Park — Soldiers’ Monument
In Memory Of Those Who Fought in Defence of the Union. War of Rebellion 1861-1865 Erected by C.K. Hall Post No. 41 G.A.R. Dept. of N.J. And Womens Relief Corp No. 25Map (db m5241) HM
11 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — British Campsite
For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British Army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.Map (db m5804) HM
12 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — Friends of Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial
On September 11, 2001, many came to this site to witness the horrific tragedy just a few miles away in Lower Manhattan, and, for days afterward, they continued to come to view the smoke spiraling up from the site, most still in shock, not believing . . . Map (db m5981) HM
13 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — Henry Hudson Springs
In 1609, Henry Hudson drew water from this spring. Before the White Man's arrival, Lenni Lenape Indians obtained water from this site. Packet ships continued to use the spring into the 1800's.Map (db m5678) HM
14 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — Highest Point on the Atlantic SeaboardMount Mitchill — Coastal Habitats —
Mount Mitchill, at an elevation of 266 feet above sea level, is the highest natural point on the Atlantic Seaboard between southern Maine and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Cartographers (map makers) named the prominence, located in the southwest . . . Map (db m22716) HM
15 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — Longshore Sediment MovementLittoral Drift — Coastal Habitats —
Most shore bathers soon realize the back-and-forth motion of the waves breaking on the shore not only stirs the sand but also persistently carries them down the beach. This unseen force is called a “longshore or littoral current.” In . . . Map (db m22742) HM
16 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — NavesinkMiddletown Township Historic District
Middletown Township Historic District. Summer camping ground of the Indians on their Minisink Trail, which became part of the King’s Highway. Location of the Burge’s Mill in Colonial Times; British campsite after the Battle of Monmouth. A . . . Map (db m116864) HM
17 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — Raritan Bay & New York HarborIndustry & Trade — Maritime History —
Boating is a popular activity on Raritan and Sandy Hook bays. These waters provide both shelter from and access to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the past three centuries, maritime traffic in the Raritan Bay – New York Harbor area has increased . . . Map (db m22730) HM
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18 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands — The Hartshorne Legacy
Hartshorne Woods Park is named in honor of the Hartshorne family. Richard Hartshorne (1641-1722), an English Quaker, settled in Middletown in 1669 and became one of Monmouth County’s most prominent early settlers. By the late 1670s he had acquired . . . Map (db m40751) HM
19 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands, Middletown Township — British Campsite
For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both side of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.Map (db m5842) HM
20 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands, Middletown Township — British Campsite
For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.Map (db m22608) HM
21 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Atlantic Highlands, Middletown Township — Chapel HillMiddletown Township Historic District
Middletown Township Historic District. An early Hamlet on the King’s Highway, known until 1809 as High Point. British Campsite after the Battle of Monmouth. Chapel, built in 1809, became the center of strife between temperance forces meeting . . . Map (db m116865) HM
22 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Belmar — Breslin War Memorial1941 - 1945
To the glory of god and to those who served fought and died that our flag may ever fly in honor and in peace. This shrine is reverently dedicated by Pat and Sandy Aug. 15, 1949Map (db m37972) WM
23 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Belmar — Korean - Vietnam - Persian Gulf Monument
When our Nation called, They served... In bitter cold, in sweltering heat, In burning desert sands. Dedicated on November 11th, 2001 by The grateful citizens of Belmar In honor of our Veterans. Korea • Vietnam • Persian Gulf . . . Map (db m5556) WM
24 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Belmar — Malta Shipwreck
Why is this pole here? This pole is actually a part of Belmar's maritime history. It is the foremast (front mast) of the Malta, a ship that was wrecked off 8th Ave. in Belmar on November 24, 1885. The foremast was salvaged and mounted here . . . Map (db m32325) HM
25 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Belmar — Shark River Salt Works
April 8, 1778 Destruction of Shark River Salt Works On this date some 150 men, composed of British Highlanders and loyalists, landed south of Shark River and completely destroyed the salt-works which produced this commodity essential to the . . . Map (db m8251) HM
26 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Belmar — The Spirit of the American DoughboyBelmar World War I Memorial
Dedicated in honor of those who entered the service of their country from Belmar, New Jersey and in memory of those who gave their lives in the World War. Presented by The citizens of Belmar, New Jersey Joseph Mayer . . . Map (db m5530) WM
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27 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Belmar — World War II Monument1941 – 1942
For God and Country This tablet is erected in Honor of The men and women of Belmar Who answered their country's call In World War II And to the eternal memory of The following comrades Who made the supreme sacrifice Frederick L. . . . Map (db m5557) WM
28 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Bradley Beach — Bradley Beach World War I Monument
1917             1919 The citizens of Bradley Beach greatfully erected this monument in memory of its noble heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War and also in honor of its valiant sons who so courageously served in . . . Map (db m5627) WM
29 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Brielle — Captain Samuel Allen
To perpetuate the memory of Captain Samuel Allen Organizer and leader of a regiment of Volunteer Minute Men of the New Jersey coast during the Revolutionary War 1775 — 1783 This stone marks the spot where Capt. Allen executed . . . Map (db m201127) HM
30 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — Capt. Joshua Huddy
In tribute to Capt. Joshua Huddy of Colts Neck   1750 – 1782 Monmouth County Revolutionary War hero. Erected by the citizens of Colts Neck August 27, 1977Map (db m76469) HM
31 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — Captain Joshua Huddy's Homestead
Site of the home of Revolutionary Hero Captain Joshua Huddy and his wife, the Widow Hart. In 1780, a party of Tories set fire to the home.Map (db m15626) HM
32 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — Colts Neck Innc. 1717
Tavern and stagecoach stop on The Burlington Path—from the Atlantic Coast to the Delaware River. Owned by the widow Hart, the wife of Joshua huddy.Map (db m15630) HM
33 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — Colts Neck War Memorial
Colts Neck Township honors its citizens who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. World War II James Comerford Alex Grabelewski Timothy Lott James K. Moreau Edward Oryll Mitchell Zaleski Korea Robert L. Cox Vietnam John J. . . . Map (db m76331) WM
34 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — Montrose School House (c. 1812)
One of 6 "one room" schoolhouses, originally known as the Barrenton School was moved to its present site, and became the Montrose School. Operation ceased in 1922 with the construction of the Atlantic School on Rt. 537.Map (db m15628) HM
35 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — North American Phalanx
Site of the 1844 cooperative agricultural community; founded by Albert Bisbane and modeled after the philosophy of French Socialist Charles Fourier. This communal experiment was a success until it was destroyed by fire in 1854.Map (db m100372) HM
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36 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colts Neck — Pvt. Michael Field1st Reg. N. J. Militia
Born in Bound Brook, N.J. Aug. 30, 1758 son of Benjamin & Margaret Field. Wounded and captured in the Battle of Monmouth Court House. Left in this area by the British in their retreat. Whether he died of his wounds or was slain by his captors is . . . Map (db m76329) HM
37 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Eatontown — Eatontown Grist Mill
At this place did one Thomas Eaton build a grist mill 1670Map (db m5346) HM
38 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Eatontown — Eatontown, New Jersey Fire Department and World War II Memorial
1941-1945 Dedicated to the members of Eatontown Fire Co. Who served in World War II * Russell Elgrim * Joseph J. Finn John A. Bennet ∙ David. J. Chasey Jr. ∙ Elmer H. Cook ∙ Charles Dingman ∙ William Dingman . . . Map (db m80539) HM
39 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Eatontown — Myer Park Reported missing
This area is designated Myer Park in honor of Brigadier General Albert James Myer, First Chief Signal Officer, organizer and founder of the United States Army Signal Corps. While serving as an assistant surgeon in the Army, he developed a simple . . . Map (db m6833) HM
40 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Eatontown — The Old Forge
The Old Forge was built in 1839 by William Allcor and operated by the Allcor Family until 1920. Dedicated by the Monmouth Country Historical Association, February 26, 1963.Map (db m159399) HM
41 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — An Inspiring Commander in Chief
The Battle of Monmouth 26 June 1778 The Commander in Chief was every where, his Presence gave Spirit and Confidence and his command and authority soon brought every thing into order and Regularity." Major General Nathanael Greene, 2 . . . Map (db m6170) HM
42 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Combs Hill Cannonade
During the early afternoon, the Continental and British Armies were stalemated as they cannonaded each other across Spotswood Middle Brook. Major General Greene then appeared on this hill with four artillery pieces and began bombarding the British. . . . Map (db m6165) HM
43 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Hold the Hedgerow!
Major General Charles Lee had only 800 men to try to stall more than 2,000 advancing British troops. The Continentals beat back one cavalry charge before the British grenadiers were upon them. After 3 to 5 minutes of firing at each other at point . . . Map (db m6186) HM
44 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Home of Moses Laird
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45 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Mary “Molly” Hays
"You girls should have been with me at the battle of Monmouth and learned how to load a cannon." - Mary Hays Mcaury to Susan Hackendorn, c. 1830 As the temperature approached 100 degrees, and gunners collapsed from heat exhaustion, a . . . Map (db m6187) HM
46 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Old Tennent Soldiers and Sailors World War Monument
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Monmouth county who sacrificed their lives in the World War 1914-1918. Erected by the Membership and officers of the Old Tennent Church, 1920Map (db m155932) HM WM
47 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — The Great Cannonade
The Battle of Monmouth 28 June, 1778 1:15 PM – 5:30 PM “… Shot and Shells flying as thick as Hail.” Major General Nathanael Greene For several long, hot and exhausting hours during the afternoon of June 28, . . . Map (db m6168) HM
48 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Village InnEst. 1732
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49 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Englishtown — Village Inn
Built in 1732. Here, after the Battle of Monmouth, Washington ordered the arrest of Lee, who had disobeyed battle orders.Map (db m9004) HM
50 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Fair Haven — Fair Haven Honor Roll
In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country On Land and Sea 1917 World War 1919 Killed in Action Christopher Doughty · Walter Grover Died in the Service Charles Burdge · Chester Berry · Myron Morson Oliver J. Balch · L. Earl Battin . . . Map (db m155934) WM
51 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Farmingdale — Charcoal Depot: warehouse & staging areaIndustry & Trade   Historic Settlements
On this site once stood the huge three story charcoal depot. This brick building had open, arched bays along its length to allow for the flow of air to keep the tons of charcoal inside from spontaneously catching fire. The depot was also used as . . . Map (db m74236) HM
52 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Farmingdale — The Furnace: heart of the villageIndustry & Trade — Historic Settlements —
The Furnace Complex All that remains standing of the Howell Works furnace is the brick stack you see beyond the hill in front of you. In the first half of the 19th century, a large complex of three connected buildings, the bridge house, the . . . Map (db m82650) HM
53 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Abraham Lincoln
With malice toward none with charity for all. This bust a gift of Maurice Podell, sculptorMap (db m53134) HM
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54 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Battle of Monmouth Monument
There is no plaque on this monument. There are titles under the brass reliefs of historic events that surround the column. Map (db m7123) WM
55 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Columbia Triumphant Park and StatueLiberty Triumphant
Monmouth County Historical Site Columbia Triumphant Park This granite carving of Columbia Triumphant–also known as Liberty Triumphant–was part of the original statue placed atop the monument located on nearby Court Street . . . Map (db m7066) HM
56 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Corp. James A. Gere
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57 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places December 22, 1997 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places March 19, 1998 First Service – October 10, 1701 Construction begun on this site – July 1771 Restoration program . . . Map (db m53138) HM
58 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Monmouth Battle MonumentMonmouth County Historical Site
This monument commemorates the pivotal June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth which began near this site. A campaign to erect the memorial, led by Freehold native Governor Joel Parker and Major James S. Yard, began in 1877. Its cornerstone was laid on . . . Map (db m53132) HM
59 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Monmouth Court House Site
Site of Monmouth Court House Used as Hospital June 28, 1778.Map (db m7065) HM
60 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Retreat?The Battle of Monmouth     28 June 1778 — 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM —
On this hill, an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Armies, met his second-in-command, Major-General Charles Lee, and demanded “What is all this? What all that confusion was for, and retreat?” . . . Map (db m37518) HM
61 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Revolutionary Ancestors of Monmouth Court House
In memory of the Revolutionary ancestors of Monmouth Court House Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Freehold, New Jersey. 1937Map (db m53135) HM
62 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — St. Peter’s ChurchEpiscopal
The oldest building in continuous use in downtown Freehold 1702   First service (at Topanemus) 1736   Charter from King George II 1771   Construction began on the present building 1778   Local lore says the building sheltered wounded during the . . . Map (db m53136) HM
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63 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Freehold — Washington Checked Lee’s Retreat
In memorium June 28, 1778 This tablet is erected on the field of the Battle of Monmouth to commemorate the imperishable deeds of valiant Americans “at the turn of the tide” in the American Revolution. Near this spot Washington . . . Map (db m37517) HM
64 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Captain Joshua Huddy — Prisoner of War
Here Captain Joshua Huddy of the Monmouth County Artillery A Prisoner of War Captured March 24, 1782 while defending the Block House at Tom's River. Was hung by Torries without warrant April 12, 1782 The British authorities repudiated . . . Map (db m5657) HM
65 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Electric Power Station
Twin Lights was the first primary seacoast light in the United States to use electricity. This building contained equipment for generating electric power for the light which produced 25,000,000 candlepower, by far the most powerful in the United . . . Map (db m208279) HM
66 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — From the Navesink Highlands
The Navesink Highlands overlooks the major shipping channels in and out of New York Harbor. From here, 200 feet above the ocean, there is unobstructed visibility on a clear day for 22 miles out to the horizon. This is one of the reasons the . . . Map (db m208259) HM
67 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument
Veterans We Will Never Forget Erected by Friends and Citizens of Highlands, New JerseyMap (db m5695) HM
68 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Marconi at Twin Lights Reported permanently removed
Messages from the first practical demonstration of wireless telegraph were sent from this site on September 30, 1899 by famous Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi had been invited to America by Gordon Bennett Jr., the owner of the New . . . Map (db m22615) HM
69 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Marconi at Twin LightsTwin Lights Historic Site
Messages from the first commercial demonstration of wireless telegraph were received at this site in 1899 from the famous Italian inventory Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi was invited to America by Gordon Bennett Jr., the owner of the New . . . Map (db m208250) HM
70 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Navesink Light Station
has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. From 1828 until 1949 the Twin Towers of Navesink served as a principal aid to . . . Map (db m22584) HM
71 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Powerhouse Reported permanently removed
The building in front of you is the powerhouse. Inside the large double doors to your right were the engines and dynamos used to produce electrical power to light the lamp for the 1898 south tower Fresnel lens. This brick building, built in 1909, . . . Map (db m22681) HM
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72 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — PowerhouseTwin Lights Historic Site
The building in front of you is the powerhouse. Inside the large double doors to your right were the engines and dynamos used to produce electrical power to light the lamp for the 1898 south tower Fresnel lens. This brick building, built in 1909, . . . Map (db m208281) HM
73 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Spermaceti Cove Life Saving StationTwin Lights Historic Site
In 1849, eight lifeboat stations were built along the New Jersey coast between Sandy Hook and Little Egg Harbor. You are looking at the only surviving structure of the original eight. It was moved here from Sandy Hook in 1956. Boathouses . . . Map (db m208249) HM
74 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station Reported permanently removed
In 1848, eight lifeboat stations were built along the New Jersey coast between Sandy Hook and Little Egg Harbor. You are looking at the only surviving structure of the original eight. It was moved here from its Sandy Hook location in 1954 to be . . . Map (db m22620) HM
75 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Spermaceti Cove Lifesaving Station
Originally located at Spermaceti Cove on Sandy Hook, this station was one of the first built in the U.S. The station contained apparatus for rescue of shipwreck survivors. The U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service merged in . . . Map (db m208248) HM
76 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights Reported permanently removed
This was a significant site for more than just the lighthouse. In this strategic location, Marconi demonstrated wireless telegraph, the US Navy established a wireless station and the US Army tested various radar units. The Navy’s Bureau of . . . Map (db m22614) HM
77 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Telegraph and Radar at Twin LightsTwin Lights Historic Site
This site was significant for more than just the lighthouse. In this strategic location, Marconi demonstrated wireless telegraph, the US Navy established a wireless station, and the US Army tested various radar units. The Navy's Bureau . . . Map (db m208258) HM
78 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — The Navesink Highlands Light Station Reported permanently removed
At almost 200 feet above sea level, the Navesink Highlands Light Station, also known as Twin Lights, is positioned on one of the highest points on the Atlantic coast. Lighthouses on this site have guided mariners safely into New York Harbor since . . . Map (db m22588) HM
79 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — The Navesink Light StationTwin Lights Historic Site
At almost 200 feet above sea level, the Navesink Light Station, also known as Twin Lights, is positioned on one of the highest points on the Atlantic coast. Lighthouses on this site have guided mariners safely into New York Harbor since 1828. The . . . Map (db m208247) HM
80 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — The Old North Tower Reported permanently removed
The Navesink Highlands Light Station originally consisted of two octagonal stone towers 320 feet apart. You are standing directly on the site of the 1828 north tower. Its replacement, completed in 1862, is behind you. [Caption:] . . . Map (db m22621) HM
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81 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — The Old North TowerTwin Lights Historic Site
The Navesink Light Station originally consisted of two octagonal stone towers 320 feet apart. You are standing directly on the site of the 1828 north tower. Its replacement, completed in 1862, is behind you. [Caption:] . . . Map (db m208251) HM
82 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands — Twin Lights Mystery Cannon
During construction of the present lighthouse in 1861, a cannon was found buried on the grounds. It was placed in front of the keeper’s house and for a century was the “mystery” cannon of Twin Lights. There are still unanswered . . . Map (db m22672) HM
83 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — A Last Tragic Episode of the American Revolution
On New Years Eve 1783, British forces were evacuating New York City as part of their final withdrawal from the new American Nation. The British warship H.M.S. Assistance was anchored in Sandy Hook Bay when 11 seamen deserted the ship. 1st . . . Map (db m22579) HM
84 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 29 — A Late Addition to Officers Row
When Officers Row was built, this site was left vacant to allow space for the West Beacon Range Light. Ships traveling across Raritan Bay would line up the lighthouse and beacon lights to mark their way. After the West Beacon was demolished in the . . . Map (db m54511) HM
85 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 9 — Athletic Field
The army encouraged sporting events and friendly competition between units on the post and among neighboring forts. Fort Hancock had its own baseball, football, bowling, basketball, and weight lifting teams, which competed with posts in the region. . . . Map (db m54482) HM
86 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 31 — 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 . . . Map (db m54519) HM
87 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 12 — Baked Fresh Daily!
Every day at the Post Bakery, fresh bread was made for the mess halls and for sale at the Post Commissary. At 3 a.m. each morning soldiers would begin baking bread to feed the hundreds of troops who would report to the mess hall at 6 a.m., noon, . . . Map (db m54496) HM
88 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 30 — Barracks Row
Enlisted men lived on Barracks Row facing the parade ground. The four identical buildings each held a full battery of 80 soldiers. The U-shaped double barracks on the far right, built in 1909, held two batteries. Each barracks had its own mess . . . Map (db m54516) HM
89 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 21 — Barracks, School, Headquarters
This barracks was built for the enlisted men at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground. After the proving ground moved to Aberdeen, Maryland, in 1919, it became the Fort Hancock School and later Headquarters for the 7th Coast Artillery Regiment. Sandy Hook . . . Map (db m54534) HM
90 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — Battery Potter
The army operated its first and only lift gun battery here from 1893 to 1906. Inside its cavernous galleries, two 12-inch guns could be raised to the surface for firing and lowered for loading and servicing. Concealed and protected from enemy fire, . . . Map (db m22695) HM
91 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — British Embarkation
On July 5, 1778 armies under General Sir Henry Clinton passed this point to reach British ships, at anchor off Horseshoe Cove, which evacuated them to New York. This completed their withdrawal through Middletown from Freehold after the Battle of . . . Map (db m22575) HM
92 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 18 — Chemical Laboratory
Cannon and artillery projectiles were not the only weapons tested at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground. Rifles, machine guns, and new types of gun powder and explosive fuses were tested there. At the chemistry lab, explosive and propellant compounds . . . Map (db m54529) HM
93 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 39 — Chow Time!
Fort Hancock’s barracks originally included barber and tailor shops, a kitchen, and a mess hall. After a few years, the army wanted more bunk space and these operations were moved to new detached mess halls built directly behind each barracks. . . . Map (db m54439) HM
94 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — Climate CrisisSandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Earth is Warming…
The Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) • Carbon dioxide (CO2) • Nitrous oxide (N2O) • Methane (CH4) • Water . . . Map (db m208218) HM
95 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 36 — Company, Attention!
The parade ground is one of the most important fixtures of any military post. Here troops drilled, formed for inspection, held morning calisthenics, and paraded and reviewed for senior military officers and visiting dignitaries. Fort Hancock was . . . Map (db m54451) HM
96 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — Discover Sandy HookGo Beyond The Beach — Gateway National Recreation Area —
Find a prickly pear cactus. 🌵 Bike or walk a park trail. Search for an egret as you explore the salt marsh. Count the butterflies. 🦋 Go birdwatching. 🐦 Look for holly in our coastal forests. See how America's oldest . . . Map (db m208220) HM
97 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — Ferry Landing and ChapelExplore Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook Ferry Landing Many park visitors enjoy the scenic ride on the ferry from New York City to Sandy Hook each summer. Visitors coming from the city enjoy using the ocean side beaches, campground and multi-use path. Sandy Hook . . . Map (db m151975) HM
98 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 3 — Fill’er Up!
The Fort Hancock Gas Station was operated by the Post Exchange. It was the only filling station on post where soldiers with privately owned vehicles could buy fuel or have them serviced. Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.Map (db m54438) HM
99 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 13 — Fire House Number 1
Fort Hancock’s first fire station was manned by enlisted soldiers who were the post’s firefighters. The tower at the rear of the building was used for drying hoses. Today this is the National Park Service Sandy Hook fire fighting station. Fort . . . Map (db m54497) HM
100 New Jersey, Monmouth County, Highlands, Middletown Township — 2 — Fire House Number 2
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.Map (db m54437) HM

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