Stirling, New Jersey

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Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling Station facing NY Penn-bound
Stirling Station facing NY Penn-bound
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)
Stirling, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Stirling, New Jersey is located in the United States
Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey
Stirling, New Jersey (the United States)
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
TownshipLong Hill
Named forWilliam Alexander, Lord Stirling
 • Total2.35 sq mi (6.09 km2)
 • Land2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
217 ft (66 m)
 • Total2,555
 • Density1,092.81/sq mi (421.95/km2)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID0880908[3]

Stirling is an unincorporated community located within Long Hill Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.[4] 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.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


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 who had owned 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land lying on both sides of the Passaic River.[7]

The Assyrian National School Association was established in Stirling, New Jersey in 1899 by Assyrian immigrants from Diyarbakır, Turkey.[8]


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

St. Vincent de Paul School was a Catholic school in Stirling that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. The school closed in June 2016 in the wake of declining enrollment and financial challenges.[9] The school was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence in 2012.[10]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Stirling include:


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "Stirling". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Census 2000 Fact Sheet for Zip Code Tabulation Area 07980 Archived 2020-02-12 at from the United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ An Introductory History, Long Hill Township, New Jersey. Accessed May 31, 2008.
  8. ^ About Us – History, Assyrian Orphanage and School Association of America, retrieved 16 January 2016
  9. ^ "St. Vincent DePaul School in Stirling to close in June", Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, April 28, 2016. Accessed November 16, 2017. "After more than 50 years of providing a Catholic education to students in Long Hill Township, St. Vincent dePaul School in the Stirling section of the township, will close in June.In a letter to parishioners, parents and students posted April 21 on the parish's website, Father A. Richard Carton, pastor, wrote: 'This decision comes after much prayer and careful reflection. The low enrollment for next year would not create a strong educational environment and the financial strain would be too great for the parish to bear.'"
  10. ^ National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Schools Recognized 1982 Through 2017, United States Department of Education. Accessed November 16, 2017.
  11. ^ Staff. "George John Estock Jr.", The News Journal, November 10, 2010. Accessed August 7, 2015. "George John Estock Sr., 86, formerly of Claymont, DE, passed away at home on Sunday, November 7, 2010. He was born in Stirling, NJ to the late John and Anna Estock and was a 1942 graduate of Harding High School."

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