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Clinton in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Irish Town

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, April 28, 2017
1. Irish Town Marker
Inscription. In the mid to late 1800s, Halstead Street was known as "Irish Town" because of the large community of Irish Immigrants who lived here. This tight-knit Irish Catholic community was anchored by the Mulligan family, originally from Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. They came to this country with nothing, yet became one of the most prosperous families in town due to their ownership of the quarry (now the Red Mill property). The first "Irish" home was 28/30/32 Halstead Street built by the Mulligan brothers in 1846.
 
Erected by Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick - Hunterdon County.
 
Location. 40° 38.536′ N, 74° 54.737′ W. Marker is in Clinton, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Halstead Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton NJ 08809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Minisink Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Four Corners (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. George W. Taylor (approx. 0.3 miles away); General George W. Taylor (approx. 0.3
Irish Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 28, 2017
2. Irish Town Marker
miles away); Mulligan Quarry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lime Kilns (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2017, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2017, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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