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Stirling, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
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

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.


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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