“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Highlands, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monmouth County, NJ (249) Burlington County, NJ (322) Mercer County, NJ (290) Middlesex County, NJ (255) Ocean County, NJ (48) Queens County, NY (149) Richmond County, NY (166)  MonmouthCounty(249) Monmouth County (249)  BurlingtonCounty(322) Burlington County (322)  MercerCounty(290) Mercer County (290)  MiddlesexCounty(255) Middlesex County (255)  OceanCounty(48) Ocean County (48)  QueensCountyNew York(149) Queens County (149)  RichmondCounty(166) Richmond County (166)
Freehold is the county seat for Monmouth County
Highlands is in Monmouth County
      Monmouth County (249)  
      Burlington County (322)  
      Mercer County (290)  
      Middlesex County (255)  
      Ocean County (48)  
      Queens County, New York (149)  
      Richmond County, New York (166)  
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1New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — 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 m41719) HM
2New 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
3New 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
4New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Just Like A Small TownCoastal Defense — Maritime History —
Fort Hancock was established in 1895 as an Army coastal defense post. Its huge concrete gun batteries were designed to protect New York Harbor from attack by sea. Although it was never attacked, Fort Hancock’s garrison kept busy with work details, . . . Map (db m41712) HM
5New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Marconi at Twin Lights
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
6New 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 navigation for . . . Map (db m22584) HM
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7New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Nike Missile Site
Missiles emerged from silos beneath the pavement, and waited on launching racks while radar tracked the skies. During the 1950’s – the Cold War Era – Nike missiles were stationed here to defend the New York-Philadelphia corridor against . . . Map (db m41714) HM
8New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Powerhouse
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
9New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station
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
10New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights
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
11New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — The Navesink Highlands Light Station
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
12New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — The Old North Tower
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.Map (db m22621) HM
13New 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
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Sep. 29, 2022