Stirling, New Jersey
|Stirling, New Jersey|
|Named for||William Alexander, Lord Stirling|
|Elevation||217 ft (66 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0880908|
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.
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.
- "Stirling". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
- Census 2000 Fact Sheet for Zip Code Tabulation Area 07980 from the United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 31, 2008.
- An Introductory History, Long Hill Township, New Jersey. Accessed May 31, 2008.
- Morris County Elementary / Secondary Schools, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. Accessed July 26, 2008.
- Census 2000 Fact Sheet for Zip Code Tabulation Area 07980 from the United States Census Bureau
- Longhill Township History