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
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
In Memory of
Capt. Archd. S. Taylor
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 Months — — Map (db m140596) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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