Luxor, Pennsylvania

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Luxor
Unincorporated community
Intersection of Bovard Luxor Road and Tipple Row Road in Luxor PA
Intersection of Bovard Luxor Road and Tipple Row Road in Luxor PA
Luxor is located in Pennsylvania
Luxor
Luxor
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°20′3″N 79°28′41″W / 40.33417°N 79.47806°W / 40.33417; -79.47806Coordinates: 40°20′3″N 79°28′41″W / 40.33417°N 79.47806°W / 40.33417; -79.47806
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyWestmoreland
Elevation1,089 ft (332 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes15662
GNIS feature ID1180092[1]

Luxor is an unincorporated community and coal town in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.

History[edit]

The town was established by the Jamison Coal and Coke Company to provide housing for employees of its nearby coal mining complex. Jamison's underground bituminous coal mine, known as Luxor or No. 1 Mine, began operations in the 1890s. Served by the Alexandria branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, it employed 179 persons by 1897. By 1910 the complex included over 400 coking ovens. In the 1940s the Sekora Coal Company operated a strip mine northeast of the old No. 1 mine.[2] Coal mining in Luxor ended in 1972.

Today[edit]

Luxor has its own post office and zip code (15662).[3] The area covered by this zip code has a population of 271 people.[4] The mining company store, which has been demolished, stood near where the post office is now located.

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Luxor, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites" (PDF). National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. 1994. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "ZIP Code 15662". United States Zip Codes. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ "ZIP Code 15662". United States Zip Codes. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

See also[edit]

Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas - Pennsylvania State University.