Starlight, Indiana

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Starlight
Unincorporated community
Starlight water tower
Starlight water tower
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Starlight is located in Clark County, Indiana
Starlight
Starlight
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°24′54″N 85°53′33″W / 38.41500°N 85.89250°W / 38.41500; -85.89250Coordinates: 38°24′54″N 85°53′33″W / 38.41500°N 85.89250°W / 38.41500; -85.89250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Wood
Elevation[1] 938 ft (286 m)
ZIP code 47106
GNIS feature ID 444077

Starlight is an unincorporated community in Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. Addresses in Starlight are listed as part of nearby Borden.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Starlight in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[2] According to tradition, Starlight was named when a new light fixture in the local store shined like a bright star.[3]

Geography[edit]

Starlight is located at 38°24′54″N 85°53′33″W / 38.41500°N 85.89250°W / 38.41500; -85.89250.

Attractions[edit]

Starlight is best known for three large farms which are open to the public year-round as tourist attractions. The farms offer customers the chance to pick their own fruits and vegetables, primarily apples and strawberries, or already-harvested produce. The three farms — Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant, Huber's Orchard & Winery (run by two of Joe Huber's cousins) and Stumler's Restaurant & Orchard — have expanded over the years from simple "you-pick" operations to full-fledged attractions, with restaurants, petting zoos, wineries and live entertainment. The farms offer visitors from nearby Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas a chance to experience "a day in the country."

Starlight hosts a popular annual Starlight Strawberry Festival, held on Memorial Day weekend and sponsored by the local Roman Catholic parish.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Everyone called the lamp a new star... 

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