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 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.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Stirling include:
- "Stirling". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- 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.
- About Us – History, Assyrian Orphanage and School Association of America, retrieved 16 January 2016
- Morris County, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson Catholic Schools Office. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- About Us, St. Vincent de Paul School. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- 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."