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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clinton, New Jersey

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Flemington is the county seat for Hunterdon County
Clinton is in Hunterdon County
      Hunterdon County (363)  
      Mercer County (290)  
      Morris County (391)  
      Somerset County (164)  
      Warren County (122)  
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1New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Blacksmith Shop
This fully functional shop is representative of the period from 1750 to 1900. Quarry operations required the skills of a blacksmith for the maintenance of equipment and livestock.Map (db m63103) HM
2New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Bonnell’s Tavern
The first regiment of Minute Men in the colonies formed here in 1775. Built in 1767 on the main road from New Brunswick to Easton.Map (db m16707) HM
3New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Bunker Hill School HouseRed Mill Museum Village
Although this tiny school house was uncluttered with even the most basic of modern conveniences, it provided a quality education. The original school house for Hunterdon County District 31, often referred to as the Old Church School, was a . . . Map (db m140752) HM
4New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Capt. Archd. S. Taylor
In Memory of Capt. Archd. S. Taylor Son of Lewish & Jane C. Taylor Of the 3rd Reg. N.J. Infantry Who Fell at the Battle of Chancellorville, Va. May 3rd 1863 Aged 20 Years & 11 MonthsMap (db m140596) WM
5New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Christopher Vought House
Built by Johannes Cristofel Vought in 1759, the house features unique aspects of Germanic construction. Vought was the active loyalist leader in his area during the Revolution.Map (db m21804) HM
6New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Clinton Historic District
The Town of Clinton Historic District encompasses most of the town's area, including more than 200 properties built between 1810 and 1930. The Town of Clinton was a prominent local commercial center during this period. It's two mills, numerous . . . Map (db m16673) HM
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7New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Cornerstone, 1754
Cornerstone from Amesbury Furnace, Clinton Township. The Amesbury Furnace, built by Union Iron Works, was situated off Herman Thau Road on the bank of Beaver Brook. It processed iron ore from nearby mines into cast iron. The cast iron was . . . Map (db m140661) HM
8New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Dunham's Mill
This Historic structure, known as Dunham's Mill, was built in 1837 and now houses the Hunterdon Art Center. Milling on this site dates back to 1751, and the present mill was in operation until 1951. The building and its site on the South . . . Map (db m57080) HM
9New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Four Corners
Until 1930 this intersection was the turn-off point for west-bound motorists who opted to drive northward to avoid the Jugtown Mtn. grades toward Phillipsburg and Easton.Map (db m45880) HM
10New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Gen. George W. Taylor
Born in High Bridge in 1808 to the iron-making family, he lived in Clinton. Hunterdon's only Civil War general. Killed in 1862 at Manassas, Va. while leading the 1st NJ Brigade. Buried west of the church.Map (db m18182) HM
11New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — General George W. Taylor
George William Taylor of Clinton was commissioned Colonel, Third NJ Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 4 June 1861. The Third Regiment was part of the NJ First Brigade (1,1,V1) under the command of General Phil Kearny. Taylor succeeded Kearny as . . . Map (db m18268) HM
12New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Hunterdon Historical Museumaka "The Red Mill"
Red Mill ca. 1810. Processed wool, plaster, grist, talc, graphite. Once generated electricity. Limestone quarry mined from early 1800's to 1963.Map (db m52939) HM
13New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Hunterdon Museum Of Art
1837 grist mill ground various products until 1952 when it became a cultural center. Presents visual arts exhibitions and education programs.Map (db m16628) HM
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14New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Irish Town
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 . . . Map (db m103071) HM
15New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Landsdown TrailThe Clinton Branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
Completed in 1882 by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, this 1.8 mile rail line, known as the Clinton Branch, provided passenger service that ran 10 times a day between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M. A small train with a steam locomotive and a single passenger car . . . Map (db m32786) HM
16New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Lime Kilns
There were lime kilns on this site as early as 1781. When limestone was fired, the resulting chemical change produced a powder which was used for fertilizer, whitewash and sanitation.Map (db m63100) HM
17New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Minisink Trail
This point marks the intersection of the upper and lower Minisink Trails connector used by Lenape for travel and trade between the Delaware and Raritan Rivers.Map (db m45882) HM
18New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Mulligan Quarry
The limestone quarry site was operated continuously by members of the Mulligan family, who either owned or leased the property for 115 years. James Mulligan and his brothers, Francis, Patrick and Terrance, emigrated from County Caven, Ireland and . . . Map (db m63099) HM
19New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Music Hall
1890 structure included 300-seat theater and two offices. Hosted variety acts in 1880’s, then live touring shows until 1904. Opened briefly in mid-1960’s and 1970’s.Map (db m16625) HM
20New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Red Mill Museum Village
In the 1700s, families chose to settle along the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River, a place that would become the town of Clinton. The river nourished crops and provided water power, which made the town a center for local industry. . . . Map (db m140660) HM
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21New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Red Mill Museum Village
The Red Mill Circa 1810, over the years processed wool, grist, talc, plaster, and graphite. Its river water power also later generated electricity. Its limestone quarry here was mined from the 1800s up until 1963.Map (db m178444) HM
22New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Schoolhouse
This 1860 frame schoolhouse stood near St Thomas' Church in Alexandria Township. It remained open until 1921. In 1974, the building was moved to the Clinton Historical Museum grounds.Map (db m63101) HM
23New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Tenant House
This 19th century two family dwelling housed Mulligan employees and families. The house had no plumbing, water or electricity. Window panes often cracked and broke from dynamite blasting in the quarry. Laundry drying outside was soiled from quarry . . . Map (db m63102) HM
24New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Tenant HouseRed Mill Museum Village
This simple two-family dwelling, built in 1859, served the modest needs of many generations of quarry worker families. Although life in the quarry was hard, living conditions were typical of those accepted by most unskilled workers in the . . . Map (db m140750) HM
25New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — The Great Clinton Fire
Commemorating the Great Clinton Fire October 30, 1891 100 Year AnniversaryMap (db m57643) HM
26New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — The Lime KilnsRed Mill Museum Village
The Mulligan Quarry was a low-tech operation where burning and sorting limestone was hard and dirty work. At the Mulligan Quarry, pieces of limestone were broken and sorted at the stone crusher and screen house. The crushed stone was used as . . . Map (db m140749) HM
27New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — The Log CabinRed Mill Museum Village
The cabin is typical of many of the simple dwellings built by early settlers using only the materials and skills they had at hand. Construction of the cabin was begun in 1976 as a special project commemorating the Bicentennial. It was modeled . . . Map (db m140753) HM
28New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — The MillRed Mill Museum Village
The iconic Red Mill has served the surrounding community for over 200 years: wool was woven here from 1810-1834, grain was ground here from 1834-1901, and finally graphite and talc powder was processed here from 1901-1928. In 1960, the Mill was . . . Map (db m140659) HM
29New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — The MulligansRed Mill Museum Village
Altogether, the various members of the Mulligan family operated the quarry for over 115 years, employing family as well as outside laborers, many who also emigrated from Ireland. Francis, Patrick, and Terrence Mulligan arrived in Clinton . . . Map (db m140656) HM
30New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — The QuarryRed Mill Museum Village
The quarry was a dirty and dangerous place to work where for years most of the work was done with hand tools and black powder. The natural mineral wealth of the Clinton area includes a calcite rock that is called dolomite limestone. This . . . Map (db m140655) HM
31New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Town of Clinton, New Jersey
Once Hunts Mills. Site of saw, grist and oil mills. Re-named Clinton in 1828 honouring Governor DeWitt Clinton, sponsor of the Erie Canal. Incorporated 1865.Map (db m16629) HM
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Oct. 3, 2022