Stirling, New Jersey

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Stirling, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Stirling, New Jersey is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling's location in Morris County (Inset: Morris County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°40′19″N 74°29′42″W / 40.67194°N 74.49500°W / 40.67194; -74.49500Coordinates: 40°40′19″N 74°29′42″W / 40.67194°N 74.49500°W / 40.67194; -74.49500
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Township Long Hill
Named for William Alexander, Lord Stirling
Elevation 217 ft (66 m)
ZIP code 07980
GNIS feature ID 0880908[1]

Stirling is an unincorporated community located within Long Hill Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07980.

The Stirling train station is located along the Gladstone Branch of the New Jersey Transit Morristown Line.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) 07980 was 2,499.[2]


Stirling was settled in 1740. A manufacturing and residential community was developed in the area of the railroad in the decades after the Civil War.

It was named by Fred Simpson. Winston who purchased about 500 acres (2.0 km2) of land in the area for development. He named the area after William Alexander, Lord Stirling, an American Revolutionary War General named who had owned 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land lying on both sides of the Passaic River.[3]


Stirling is home to Central Middle School, which is one of the 4 schools in Long Hill Township. Central Middle School educates students from grades 6-8.

St. Vincent de Paul School is a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.[4]


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