Stirling, New Jersey facts for kids
|Stirling, New Jersey|
|Named for||William Alexander, Lord Stirling|
|Elevation||217 ft (66 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0880908|
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.
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.
The Assyrian National School Association was established in Stirling, New Jersey in 1899 by Assyrian immigrants from Diyarbakır, Turkey.
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