The Clinton Historic District, incorporated as a town in 1865, 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. 

Clinton is distinguished by its unique location at a great source of water power with its major limestone cliffs inviting quarry operations.  It has always been attractive to entrepreneurs - originally English, later Germans and Irish - which led to the development of a substantial town, flourishing as an agricultural and mill center.


Today, the historic town, known nationwide by its landmark Red Mill and Hunterdon Art Museums is considered a cultural center and visitor attraction with its charming walkable downtown, unique blend of friendly small businesses, locally owned shops, restaurants, and services surrounding by beautiful countryside.



The Clinton Guild is a not-for-profit group that was formed in 1972 and consists of more than 70 local merchants and business owners.  Our goal is to promote our unique village and all it has to offer to residents and visitors alike. 



President: Bill Healy (Bill Healy Designs)

Vice President: Amy Conover (Unity Bank)

Recording Secretary: Marjorie Nathanson (HAM)

Corresponding Secretary: Tracy Gordan (Le Salon Bleu)

Treasurer: Rebecca Christian (PNC)

Additional Board Members:

Jayne Garretson(Jayne's Hallmark)

Mary Lou Carhart (Amaryllis)

Carol Beder(HeartStrings, Clinton NJ)

Annie Rossi (Addicted & Mary's)

Paul Muir (The Red Mill)

Sue Martino (True & Associates)