Phillipsburg, town (1990 pop. 15,757), Warren co., NW N.J., on the Delaware River opposite Easton, Pa.; settled 1739, inc. 1861. It is a railroad and industrial center in a farm area. Iron and steelworks once dominated the economy; manufactures now include electroplated parts and wire, metal pipes, and chemicals.
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