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Historic Clinton
Town History

In Summary

The Clinton Historic District, like many other districts in New Jersey, could be described as chronicling the growth of a crossroads hamlet on a major turnpike that grew up in the 1840s and continued into the post-Victorian era.  From this general origin of villages, Clinton can now be distinguished from other villages by the fact that its particular location at a great source of water power with major limestone cliffs inviting to quarry operation, was always attractive to entrepreneurs - originally Englishmen, later Germans and Irish - which led to the development of a substantial town, flourishing as an agricultural and mill center and later a cultural center and visitor attraction.


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