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Alpha Borough, Greenwich Twsp, Lopatcong Twsp, and Pohatcong Twsp and the Pennsylvania border.


Phillipsburg was incorporated as a town on March 8, 1861, from portions of Phillipsburg Township (now Lopatcong Township). Phillipsburg was first found on a 1749 map named after Indian Chief Phillip, whose tribe made this rich fising and hunting ground their home. The town is located in western New Jersey, on the border of Pennsylvania, and is considered the eastern border of the region's Lehigh Valley.


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675 Corliss Ave
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865


Construction Official 908-454-5500, ext. 346 & 341

Court Administator 908-454-5500, Ext. 326

Fire - 911
(Non-Emergency) 908-454-5500, Ext. 347

First Aid - 911
(Non-Emergency) 908-859-5218

Health Department

Housing Authority 908-859-0122

Library - 908) 454-3712

Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 908-454-5500, Ext. 347

Police - 911
(Non-emergency) 908-454-1121

Public Works

Recreation 908-454-5003

Senior Citizens

Tax Collector's Office 908-454-5500 x 307

Tax Assessor 908-454-5500, Ext. 306


Phillipsburg School District
445 Marshall St.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Early Childhood Learning Center - Grades Pre-K & K
459 Center Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Barber School - Elementary Grades 1 - 2
50 Sargent Avenue
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Andover Morris Elementary - Elementary Grades 2 - 5
712 S. Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Green Street Elementary - Elementary Grades 3 - 5
1000 Green Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Phillipsburg Middle School - Grades 6 - 8
525 Warren Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Phillipsburg High School - Grades 9 - 12
200 Hillcrest Boulevard
Phillipsburg, NJ, 08865

Private schools

ABC Playschool & Nursery School
239 Warren Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

All Saints Regional School
137 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Busy Bees Learning Center
205 Stryker Road
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

For Kids Only
535 High Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Happy Faces
51 Broad Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Little Buddies Childcare & Preschool
140 3rd Avenue
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Kids At Work
278 Chambers Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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Dale Estate
South Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ

William Dale, railroad overseer purchased this land
from Bel-Del Railroad in 1861. The original home
to the rear, overlooked the railroad turntable,
so Dale could view his workers. This home has 18
rooms. Later, home and dental office of Dr. Harry
Souders and son for 70 years.

Lander-Stewart Mansion
South Main Street & Tyndall Ave
Phillipsburg, NJ

The town's only brownstone, built in grandeous
manner to resemble those of East Side Manhattan.
Exotic woods, marble, tile and glass brought back
from Stewart's European travels line its interior.
The front doors are hand carved cypress
from Lebanon. First floor office later housed
Phillipsburg Telephone Company in the 1930's.

Presbyterian Manse
South Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ

Constructed as a home for clergy (Rev. Townsend)
for the Phillipsburg Presbyterian Church in 1858;
a magnificent stone structure then located
at "Main and Market Streets". The Manse was
sold to attorney John F. Dumont in 1883 and has
been used primarily as law offices since.
It was the last office of Hon. Frank S. Thompson, Esq.,
NJ Assemblyman (1942) and State Committeeman (1952).

S.A. Comstock Building
South Main Street
Philipsburg, NJ

The Comstock Family owned many properties,
including this, which was first used as a boarding
house, and the famous Lee House, located at
Union Square (Wardell site). This building was
later used and purchased by the Malaska Council,
a once powerful social club of mostly foundry
workers. Note "Fist & Hammer" insignia above.
In its "heyday" 1880's, there were 27 societies
in town.

Stites- Lander Townhouse
South Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ

Originally occupied by William Stites, Phillipsburg
tailor. Later the home of prominent resident
John Lander (b.1798-1889) who was co-founder
of the Warren Iron Foundry (1856) and the Town
Postmaster. Hailed "the oldest living postmaster"
in 1882. This Federal-style townhouse was
remodeled (1875) in Italianate grandeur.
Last law office of State Sen. Wayne Dumont.


Stites - Thomas Store
South Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ

First built as a grain sale and transfer station
from the Morris to Lehigh Canal. Horse drawn
trailers were driven into the store for grain loading.
The grain was then put on canal boats and
transported up the Lehigh. In the 1870's it was
used as a carriage shop. Note still today the
sidewalk remains curbless, reminiscent of easy
access for both horse, trailer and carriage.


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