Starlight, Pennsylvania

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Starlight, Pennsylvania
Village
Village of Starlight
Old but well-refurbished yellow building with black tiling and siding. A sign on the side of the building facing the camera reads "BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING." There is a small post with a map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania attached to it on the same side of the building.
The former Starlight Station in Starlight, which is now the Buckingham Township Municipal Building. It is also a U.S. National Historic Place.
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Starlight, Pennsylvania."
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Starlight, Pennsylvania."
Starlight, Pennsylvania
Starlight's Location within Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 41°54′18″N 75°19′52″W / 41.90500°N 75.33111°W / 41.90500; -75.33111Coordinates: 41°54′18″N 75°19′52″W / 41.90500°N 75.33111°W / 41.90500; -75.33111
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
U.S. Congressional District PA-10
School District Wayne Highlands
Region I
County Wayne
Magisterial District 22-3-04[1]
Township Buckingham
Named for Starlight Lake
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18461
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature ID 1188417[2]
FIPS code 42-127-09824[3]-73744[2]
Major Roads PA-370.svg
Waterways Shehawken Creek, Starlight Lake

Starlight is a village in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Crosstown Highway, which is entirely concurrent with Pennsylvania Route 370 (PA-370), runs through the community. It was once a depot of the Scranton Division of the New York, Ontario & Western (O&W) Railway, but today, when it is known outside of its immediate vicinity, it is largely for being home to the Inn at Starlight Lake & Restaurant,[4] which has been open since 1909.[5]

Municipal status and boundaries[edit]

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) sign on Crosstown Highway identifies the community as the "Village of Starlight." In Pennsylvania, a village is an unincorporated community within a township, but PennDOT identifies most villages with roadside signs, a fact that might reasonably lead those unfamiliar with this practice to believe that these communities are incorporated municipalities administered separately from the townships in which they are located. Since Pennsylvania's villages, including Starlight, are, in fact, not municipalities in their own right, they do not have official boundaries, and the United States Census Bureau does not collect statistics for them (unless, unlike Starlight, they are census-designated places). In spite of this, because of strong local consensus, as well as the fact that many features are named for the villages they are associated with, it is almost always possible to consistently determine whether a particular feature is in one village or another.

Natural features[edit]

Shehawken Creek[6] (once called Chehocton Creek[7]) and Starlight Lake[8] are located in Starlight. The latter is the source of the former.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Magistrate". Wayne County, PA. Wayne County Courthouse. 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Starlight". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Buckingham Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. <http://censtats.census.gov/data/>. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  4. ^ "The Inn at Starlight Lake & Restaurant". The Inn at Starlight Lake & Restaurant. The Inn at Starlight Lake & Restaurant. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "History of the Inn". The Inn at Starlight Lake & Restaurant. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Shehawken Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 2 August 1897. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  7. ^ White, Israel Charles; Dolph, John M. (1881). The Geology of Susquehanna County and Wayne County (Report). 23. Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. p. 162. http://books.google.com/books?id=97kbAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA162. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Starlight Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 22 November 2014.