American Forts: East

NEW JERSEY

Allison's Fort | Fort Bergen | Bergen Neck Fort | Blue Hills Post | Brink's Fort
Bull's Ferry Fort | Carmer's Fort | Fort Constitution | Fort Delancey | Dingman's Fort
Dover Depot | Camp Edge | Elizabethtown Barracks | Elizabethtown Cantonment
Ellison's Fort | Camp Evans | Camp Fair Oaks | Camp Frelinghuysen
Garret Mountain Res. | Fort Gates | Fort Hancock | Head Quarters Fort | Highlands Res.
Camp Hoboken | Houey's Fort | Fort Hudson | Jockey Hollow Encampment | Fort John's
Camp Kearny | Camp Larsen | Fort Lee | Light House Fort | Fort Lincoln | Camp Little Silver
McMurtie's Fort | Camp Merritt | Middlebrook Encampment | Middletown Blockhouse
Fort Monmouth | Camp Monmouth Park | Camp Moore | Camp Morgan | Namanock Fort
Navesink Radar Station | Navesink Res. | New Brunswick Barracks | New Fort
Nominack Fort | Fort Nonsense | Normanock Fort | Oakhurst Radar Station
Paulus Hook Fort | Pavonia Outpost | Perth Amboy Barracks | Picatinny Arsenal
Picatinny Depot | Pluckemin Encampment | Raritan Arsenal | Camp Raritan | Fort Reading
Refugee Post on Bergen Neck | Refugees' Tower | Fort at Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook Proving Ground | Camp Sea Girt | Fort Shapanack | Shimer's Fort
Shipeconk Fort | Tappan Encampment | Tom's River Blockhouse | t'Schickte-wacki
Twin Lights Radar Station | Camp Alfred Vail | Van Campen's Fort | Camp Voorhees
Camp Vredenburg | Fort Walpack | Fort Westbrook | Westbrook's Fort

New York City's Cold War AAA Defenses
(NOT INDEXED)

Southern New Jersey - page 2

HISTORIC FORTS OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

Last Update: 21/FEBRUARY/2011
Compiled by Pete Payette - 2011 American Forts Network

Fort Reading
(1756 - unknown), Belvidere
A NJ colonial militia fort for 50 men. It was a stone blockhouse 36 feet square, with a 16-foot square stone storehouse, enclosed by a 60-foot square palisade. No remains. Site was excavated in 1995, located just east of the Belvidere-Riverton bridge on private property.

McMurtie's Fort
(1756), Belvidere
A settlers' fortified home used by the NJ colonial militia.

Robert Houey was paid by the colony to have his home fortified with a stockade that was manned by nearly two-dozen soldiers. Although long gone, this farmhouse was once located along Depue Street, south of the Pequest River. This may or may not be the same as McMurtie's Fort.

Ellison's Fort
(1756), Delaware
A settlers' two-story stone house, 24-by-35 feet, built in 1750. Used by the NJ colonial militia for 13 men. Also spelled Allison. Still exists about 200 yards from the river, located on the grounds of the Delaware River Family Campground.

New Fort
(1758), Columbia ?
An otherwise unnamed NJ colonial militia fort. Exact location uncertain.

Col. Abraham Van Campen's Fort
(1756), near Calno
A NJ colonial militia fort 18 miles upriver from Fort Reading, located on Van Campens Brook. It was a 20-foot square blockhouse, with a 22-by-60-foot stone house and a log house, enclosed within a 65-foot square palisade. Site excavated in 1966. This may have been Van Campen's house, which was also said to be fortified, or a separate structure altogether built near Van Campen's house.

Fort Walpack
(1756 - unknown), Flatbrookville
A NJ colonial militia fort, six miles upriver from Van Campen's Fort on Walpack Bend. It consisted of the wooden Lower Dutch Walpack Church (1737) and a small blockhouse within a 50-foot square palisade. No remains, site is marked.

Adam Dingman's Fort
(1756), Walpack Township
A settlers' palisaded fortified house, originally built in 1735. Used by the NJ colonial militia for nine men. Site located on Old Mine Road, between Fort Walpack and Fort John's, near Walpack Airstrip. Rock ruins exist on private farmland, which may or may not be from the fort.

Fort John's
(Delaware Water Gap NRA - Military Trail)
(1756 - 1782), Walpack Center
A NJ colonial militia fort six miles upriver from Fort Walpack, built near Isaac Van Campen's Inn (1746) on Old Mine Road at Shapanack Flats. Also known as Fort Shapanack and Head Quarters Fort. It had a 50-by-25-foot wooden blockhouse on stone foundation, with a 15-by-20-foot log cabin and a 52-by-26-foot stone house (dwelling of Capt. John Rosencrans), within a 120-foot square palisade. Site was also later used by Patriot forces during the American Revolution. Site destroyed in 1974 for the Tocks Island Dam project, which was never built. Site excavated in 1998.

Carmer's Fort
(1758), near Bevens
A settlers' fort. Site located near Dingman's Ferry - Bevans Road and Old Mine Road, about one-half mile southeast of the bridge. A small stone house still exists, but may have actually been built from the stones of the earlier blockhouse. It was used as the detached kitchen of a larger house now gone.

Normanock Fort
(1756 - 1760's), near Namanock Island
A NJ colonial militia fort for 40 men, located about eight miles upriver from Head Quarters Fort. (Also spelled Namanock or Nominack). Probably consisted of a palisaded stone blockhouse. Some stone foundations still remain on private property, which may have been a part of the fort.

Fortress of t'Schickte-wacki
(unknown), near Minisink Island ?
A legendary Indian fortress supposedly located somewhere near the southern end of Minisink Island.

Anthony Westbrook's Fort
(1750's), Montague Township
A fortified stone house with a wood-shingled roof, originally built in 1735. It was probably not palisaded. Also known as Fort Westbrook. The actual site is marked by a few stones, as the house was dismantled in the 1940's and relocated nearby.

Samuel Brink's Fort
(1750's - 1780's), Montague Township
A settlers' palisaded fortified wooden house. It was 50-by-24 feet, with a 59-square foot palisade. This may have been known as Shipeconk Fort (1756), a NJ colonial militia fort for 10 men which was four miles upriver from Normanock Fort. Probably located on Blockhouse Hill near Mashipacong Island.

A few hundred yards from the Shipeconk Fort was the fortified home of Capt. Abraham Shimer. It was attacked by Indians during the unrest of the French and Indian War era.

Picatinny Arsenal (U.S. Military Reservation)
(U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center)
(1880 - present), Rockaway Township, Morris County
Originally known as Dover Powder Depot, then Picatinny Powder Depot, until 1907 when renamed. It was the major producer of large-caliber munitions. Still active, the facility now focuses on small arms and munitions. A few historic buildings still remain, although most of the post was devastated from a 1926 explosion at the then adjacent Naval Ammunition Depot at Lake Denmark.

Tappan Encampment
(1780 - 1782), Old Tappan
A large Patriot encampment established by General Washington prior to the planned 40,000 man "Grand Assault" on New York City. A portion of the camp crossed over the state border into New York. Actions in Virginia forced Washington and the main army (6000 men) south in August 1781, leaving behind Major General William Heath with a holding force (2500 men). After the defeat of British Gen. Cornwallis at Yorktown, VA (October 1781), Washington returned with the army for a second winter here to again keep an eye on British General Clinton and plan for an assault on the city.

Camp Merritt
(1917 - 1920), Dumont / Cresskill
A major assembly area for the Army's Hoboken Port of Embarkation during WWI, consisting of over 1300 structures for 50,000 troops, on about 770 acres. A stone monument was built in 1924 near the camp headquarters area, located at East Madison Ave. and Knickerbocker Road. At least three buildings supposedly still survive, one being currently used as a local restaurant (the "Hungry Peddler" at Knickerbocker Road and Grant Ave.), and another as part of an elementary school. See also About Camp Merritt from Borough of Cresskill

Garret Mountain Military Reservation
(Garret Mountain Park)
(1941 - 1944), West Paterson
A 1911 forest fire lookout tower on Garret Mountain was used for early aircraft warning. Barracks were also built here. The tower still remains. On High Mountain (High Mountain Park Preserve) were a mobile 3-inch AA gun and a .50 cal. AA gun. Only concrete footings of the support buildings remain there.

Across the Passaic River in Fairlawn was the Columbia Heights Camp, site of an SCR-268 radar. Site now an industrial park. This was a subpost of Fort Totten, NY.
(info courtesy of Jack Goudsward of Council of America's Military Past)

Fort Lee (park)
(Palisades Parks Conservancy Historic Site)
(1776 - 1783), Fort Lee FORT WIKI
Originally known as Fort Constitution, it was a square-bastioned earthwork up on the Palisades. Below the fort on the Hudson River was Burdette's (Bourdet's) Battery. The Patriots hastily abandoned the fort, nearly being completely overwhelmed when the British arrived in November 1776 after the capture of Fort Washington. The British partially dismantled the fort, but still used it until 1779. In 1781 Loyalist forces occupied the fort, and partially rebuilt it. The actual site is now located under the western approach of the George Washington Bridge. A reconstruction of the three batteries was undertaken in 1974, and a new visitors' center was completed in 1976. A log blockhouse was reconstructed in 2006.

Bull's Ferry Fort
(1780 - 1783), Hudson Heights
A British palisaded blockhouse that was attacked by Gen. Wayne in 1780.

Camp Hoboken
(1860's), Hoboken
A Civil War training camp.

Fort Bergen
(1660 - 1664 ?), Jersey City
This was the state's first permanent white settlement.

The Dutch had earlier established Pavonia Outpost, also in Jersey City, around 1630 but Indian attacks prevented permanent settlement.

Paulus Hook Fort
(1776 - 1783), Jersey City
Patriot earthworks were built in 1776, but abandoned before the British, who took them over. The British built a circular redoubt mounting six heavy guns, protected by a ditch and an abatis; a second oblong redoubt armed with four guns; two blockhouses; five lines of breastworks; and three barracks. A magazine was located in the oblong redoubt. This was considered to be the principal western outpost of the British defenses of New York City. Patriot forces under "Light Horse" Harry Lee successfully attacked the garrison in 1779, but had to retreat for fear of immediate reprisals from across the Hudson River. The fort was strengthened in 1781. Held by the British until November 1783. Located in a 15-block area centered at Washington and Sussex Streets.

Bergen Neck Fort
(1776 - 1782), Bayonne
Built by Patriot forces in anticipation of a British invasion of New York City through Bergen Neck. The British instead invaded New York City from Long Island. Occupied by British troops in 1777, it was renamed Fort Delancey, also known as the Refugee Post on Bergen Neck. It was attacked several times, but never fell. It was abandoned and destroyed in September 1782. It was located near Avenue B, West 52nd Street, Avenue C, and West 51st Street.

Elizabethtown Barracks
(1758 - 1779), Elizabeth
A British garrison post for 400-600 men located on Cherry Street between Rahway Ave. and West Jersey Street. British troops left in 1775 for Boston, MA, then used by Patriot forces until it was burned down by the British in February 1779.

Elizabethtown Cantonment
(1837), Elizabeth
The Headquarters of the Eastern Division of the Army.

Camp Frelinghuysen
(1860's), Newark
A Civil War training camp.

Camp Kearny
(1917 - 1919), South Kearny
An Army Quartermaster Corps (Motor Transport) depot along the Passaic River.


Cold War AAA Defenses of New York City
(1952 - 1958), Newark area
Several permanent sites were established for the Army's Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Gun Site Program, the precursor to the NIKE missile defense program. Four 90mm AA guns and/or four 120mm AA guns were positioned at each site, with troop barracks and other support buildings. Known sites include:
Englewood (1953 - 1954) 90mm guns: at 360 South Van Brunt Street, now industrial area.
Fort Lee (1954 - 1957) 120mm guns, (1953 - 1958) 90mm guns: at 2205 North Central Road, Central Court Condos (NY-03).
Teaneck (1953 - 1956) 90mm guns: at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (NY-96).
Moonachie / Teterboro Airport at current FAA radio facility off Union Ave. and Redneck Ave..
Secaucus (1952 ? - 1953 ?) 90mm guns: at 5th Street and Emerson Lane, now industrial area.
Wallington (1956 - 1957) 90mm gun battery headquarters only: off Alden Street, now residential area (NY-91).
East Rutherford (1954 - 1957) 90mm gun battery headquarters only: undetermined.
Nutley (Avondale) (1952 - 1954) 90mm guns: at Flora Louden Memorial Park, on Hancox Ave..
Newark (1954 - 1957) 120mm guns, (1953 - 1958) 90mm guns: at Branch Brook Park (NY-81).
Newark (1954 - 1957) 120mm guns, (1957 - 1958) 90mm guns: at Vailsburg Park, South Munn and South Orange Aves. (NY-74).
Elizabeth (1954 - 1957) 120mm guns, (1957 - 1958) 90mm guns: at Drotar Field Park, Richmond and Brunswick Ave. (NY-67).
Bayonne at Bayonne Park.
(NOTE: undated gun sites, and most others, confirmed by 1954 aerial photos)
(some info provided courtesy of "Fort_Tilden@hotmail.com")

Other sites near Sandy Hook included:
Crawford Corners (1954 - 1958) 90mm guns: undetermined.
Fort Hancock (1954 - 1955) 120mm guns, (1952 - 1957) 90mm guns (eight): on post (NY-56).

NIKE missile defense sites (1955 - 1974) are beyond the scope of this website.

See also NEW YORK CITY NIKE MISSILE SITES by Donald Bender

(See also NEW YORK page7)


Morristown Encampment
(Morristown National Historic Park)
(1777, 1779 - 1780), Morristown
This was twice the winter encampment site of the Continental Army, first in January-May 1777, and again in November 1779 - May 1780. The main section of the park includes the Jockey Hollow Encampment with five reconstructed log cabins and the Wick House (Gen. Arthur St. Clair's headquarters); and the New Jersey Brigade Encampment near Bernardsville. Located in town is Washington's Headquarters - Jacob Ford Mansion. Fort Nonsense was built in May 1777 on the northern crest of Mount Kemble overlooking the town. Its moniker was bestowed locally after the war. It was restored by the National Park Service in 1937, although no trace of the actual earthwork remains today at the preserved site. *PHOTO*

Blue Hills Post
(1776 - 1777), Plainfield
A New Jersey militia 95-acre winter encampment (December-June) for over 1000 men guarding the road from Quibbletown (New Market) to Scotch Plains and Springfield. Located on the Vermeule plantation "Blue Hills". Troops from this post took part in the June 1777 "Battle of the Short Hills". A 1924 D.A.R. stone monument is located in Green Brook Park on Park Drive (plaque was stolen in January 2010).

Pluckemin Encampment
(1778 - 1779), near Pluckemin
Site of General Henry Knox's winter camp for the Continental Army's artillery corps, located along Second Watchung Mountain. Trace remains of hut sites. Gen. Knox's headquarters was located at the 1772 Jacobus Vanderveer House, which still exists at 3055 River Road Park in Bedminster.

Middlebrook Encampment
(1777, 1778 - 1779), near Martinsville *PHOTOS*
Three earthen redoubts were originally constructed here in June 1777 by Patriot forces, and were used again later during the 1778 - 1779 winter encampment (December - June) of the Continental Army. They were 75-feet square and four feet deep, with one gun each, and defended the rear and right flanks of the camp. Only one redoubt still remains, and it is said to be the only remaining original earthwork of the American Revolution still extant in the state. Markers at the site, located at 1824 Bolmer Farm Road. The main encampment site is located in the Washington Camp Ground at 1761 Middlebrook Road. See also Don's Notes by Don McBride

During the winter of 1778 - 79, General George Washington made his headquarters at the John Wallace House (SHS) in nearby Somerville at 71 Somerset Street. General Friedrich von Steuben made his headquarters at the Abraham Staats House at 17 Von Steuben Lane in South Bound Brook. General Nathanael Greene made his Quartermaster headquarters at the Derrick Van Veghten House in Finderne at 9 Van Veghten Road, off Finderne Ave.. Washington Rock State Park on First Watchung Mountain in Green Brook was a Patriot lookout post in June 1777.

Camp Fair Oaks
(1860's), Flemington
A Civil War training camp.

New Brunswick Barracks ?
(1758 - 1777), New Brunswick
A British garrison post. Possibly used by Patriot troops in the winter of 1779-80. Originally located on George Street across from Paterson Street. Partially reconstructed in 1978 at East Jersey Olde Towne Village located at 1050 River Road in Piscataway.

Raritan Arsenal
(1918 - 1964), Edison
An Army Ordnance Dept. training camp, originally named Camp Raritan. Renamed after WWI, becoming a major storage, warehouse, and shipping terminal of munitions. The site has since been redeveloped into industrial and commercial parcels.

Perth Amboy Barracks ?
(1758 - 1777), Perth Amboy
A 300-man British garrison post located "in the back of the city". Occupied by Hessian troops in 1776-77. Possibly used by Patriot troops in the winter of 1779-80.

Camp Morgan
(1918 - 1919), Morgan
A temporary state guard encampment.

Middletown Blockhouse
(1675), Middletown, Monmouth County
A town blockhouse erected during early Indian troubles. Later used as a jail and courthouse. Site now occupied by the Christ Episcopal Church (1744, rebuilt 1836) on the original stone foundation, located on Church Street at King's Highway.


HARBOR DEFENSES of NEW YORK CITY (SANDY HOOK)
Harbor Defense of Southern New York - FORT WIKI
Sandy Hook Photos by Mike Casale
Fort Hancock Photos from Sites of New Jersey

Fort Hancock
(Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit)
(U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook)
(The Sandy Hook Foundation)
(1857 - 1974), Sandy Hook
This area may have been a possible location for Federal Fort Gates (1813 - 1820 ?), a 32-gun fort with an 800-man garrison. No remains. Fort at Sandy Hook (1857 - 1885) replaced that work. It was never completed. It was unofficially named Fort Lincoln or Fort Hudson by locals. The granite blocks were later used to build the seawall, which later became buried until uncovered by a storm in 1962.
A new post was established in 1892 and named in 1895. Endicott batteries here are Battery Potter (1890 - 1907), Battery Granger (1898 - 1942), Battery Peck (1903 - 1943) which became Anti Motor Torpedo Boat Battery 8 (1943 - 1946), Battery Gunnison (1905 - 1942) rebuilt and renamed New Battery Peck in 1943, original guns were replaced in 1974. There is also a nine-gun battery {later divided into Battery Alexander (1899 - 1943), Battery Bloomfield (1899 - 1944), Battery Richardson (1904 - 1944), and Battery Halleck (1898 - 1944)}.
Batteries once located here (or currently on the Coast Guard base) were Dynamite Gun Battery (1896 - 1902), mortar Battery McCook (1898 - 1923) which had a harbor entrance control post in 1943, mortar Battery Reynolds (1898 - 1918), Battery Kingman (1922 - 1946), Battery Mills (1922 - 1946), Battery Arrowsmith (1909 - 1921) partially destroyed, Battery Engle (1898 - 1917), a temporary unnamed battery (one 4.7-inch Schneider) (1898), Battery Urmston (1903 - 1944), Battery Morris (1908 - 1946), New Battery Urmston (AMTB 6) (1942 - 1946) partially covered, and Anti Motor Torpedo Boat Battery 7 (1943 - 1946). Several 12-inch railway mortars and 8-inch railguns were here in the 1930's. Several AA gun batteries (90mm and 120mm) were here from 1952 - 1957. NIKE missile defenses were emplaced here from 1955 - 1971 (NY-56). See also Fort Hancock Military Railway by P.M. Goldstein

Sandy Hook Proving Ground was located along the eastern shoreline of the main post from 1874 - 1919. Although adjacent to the main post, it was a separate facility from Fort Hancock, under the command of the U.S. Army's Ordnance Department. The Army's coastal artillery proving grounds was moved to Aberdeen, MD in 1920 (see also) due to the constrained space of the firing range.

The Sandy Hook Lighthouse was built here in 1764, and is located next to the mortar battery. During the American Revolution the British fortified the light and the keeper's house, known as Light House Fort or Refugees' Tower, as a base for Tory operations and raids. Some remnants of the log works still remain. Seasonal tours are offered for Battery Potter and the lighthouse. A museum is on site. There is a fee to enter the Gateway National Recreation Area of Sandy Hook. Officers' Row has been refurbished and redeveloped for commercial use.

Highlands Military Reservation
(Hartshorne Woods Park)
(1917 - 1948/1974), Navesink
Also known as Navesink Military Reservation. Batteries here are Battery Lewis / 116 (1944 - 1948), Battery 219 (1944 - 1949), and the WWI mortar battery Battery Hartshorne (1917 - 1920) covered, which is outside of the park boundary by the Henry Hudson Regional High School.

The nearby Navesink (Twin Lights) Radar Station was originally established by the Army in 1938 as a test platform for early radar prototypes. An SCR-271 early warning radar was located here during the war (1942 - 1945). Became the Highlands Air Force Station in 1948, with an AN/CPS-6 radar (site LP-9 / P-9 / Z-9). In 1955 the site received an AN/FPS-8 search radar. This radar was converted into an AN/GPS-3 that would remain until 1960. In 1958 an AN/FPS-6 height-finder radar became operational. In September 1959 this site became the first to deploy an AN/FPS-7 radar. Around this time, Highlands AFS also became an Air Force/Army joint-use site; the Army's designation for the site was NY-55 DC. The Army installed a NIKE Missile Master direction center. In 1960 the Air Force installed an AN/FPS-6B height-finder radar. The Army likewise installed a pair of AN/FPS-6 / -90 height-finder radars. By 1963 the Air Force AN/FPS-6 and -6B height-finder radars had been replaced by AN/FPS-26A and AN/FPS-90 sets. The 646th Radar Squadron (SAGE) was deactivated, and the site was transferred to the Army, in April 1966. Army radar operations ceased for good in 1974 when the NIKE system was phased out. All structures later demolished.

The nearby Navesink Twin Lighthouse dates to 1862, replacing an earlier 1828 tower. At 246 feet elevation, this is the highest seaside location in the mid-Atlantic region. A Marconi wireless telegraph station was built here in 1899.

ALSO: Additional fire-control stations associated with Fort Hancock were once located at Monmouth Beach, North Long Branch, Elberon, Shark River, and Manasquan (Sea Girt). None remain.


Fort Monmouth
(Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority)
(Fort Monmouth Recreation Center)
(1917 - 2011), Oceanport
Established as an Army Signal Corps training camp and Radio School known as Camp Monmouth Park or Camp Little Silver, originally located at the old Monmouth Park racetrack. Renamed Camp Alfred Vail in 1918. Renamed again in 1925 when the post became a permanent installation. The U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Museum was located here until relocated to Fort Gordon, GA, in 2010. The fort was closed in 2011. See also Future of Fort Monmouth

In 1942 Camp Coles was established to the west at Lincroft, renamed Coles Signal Laboratory in 1945. Camp Charles Wood was the Signal Corps' eastern Replacement Training Center in WWII, located just west of the main post at Tinton Falls. It served as a support area of Fort Monmouth until 2011.

Camp Evans
(InfoAge Science-History Learning Center and Museum)
(1941 - 1993), New Bedford
The U.S. Army Signal Corps' primary radar development center during WWII, a subpost of Fort Monmouth. Renamed Evans Signal Laboratory in 1945. Later used for development in electronic research and satellite communications. Originally located here was the Marconi wireless telegraph Belmar receiving station (1914 - 1924). Portions of the original post are now used by Brookdale Community College, and the InfoAge Science Center (37 acres) (opened 1998).

Oakhurst Radar Station
(1942 - 1945), Wanamassa
A WWII anti-aircraft spotting station and an SCR-271 early warning air defense radar was located about 0.3 mile west of NJ 35 off of Valley Road. A 400-foot tall steel-frame tower (possibly for a 1950's era radar system ?) was demolished in 2004 for a supermarket center.

Camp Vredenburg
(1860's), Freehold
A Civil War training camp.

Camp Sea Girt (State Military Reservation)
(NJ National Guard Training Center)
(1881 - 1954/present), Sea Girt
A NJ state guard summer training camp, rifle range, and artillery firing point, originally 120 acres. Became the muster camp for all state troops during the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Mexican border crisis (1916). It was also used as the state governor's summer residence, and usually renamed after each sitting governor; Camp Voorhees (1897), Camp Edge (1917), Camp Larsen (1930), Camp Moore (1932), Camp Edison (1941). Discontinued in 1954. The remaining portion of the post is now a nine-acre beachfront property. Located here is the main campus of the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum, at Camp Drive and Sea Girt Ave.. The New Jersey State Police Academy is also located here. See also History of Sea Girt from Borough of Sea Girt

Tom's River Blockhouse
(1776 - 1782), Toms River
A Patriot blockhouse that was attacked and destroyed by Loyalists in 1782.


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