S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania

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Welcome sign along Pennsylvania Route 108
Welcome sign along Pennsylvania Route 108
Location of S.N.P.J. in Lawrence County
Location of S.N.P.J. in Lawrence County
S.N.P.J. is located in Pennsylvania
Location of S.N.P.J. in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°55′44″N 80°29′55″W / 40.92889°N 80.49861°W / 40.92889; -80.49861Coordinates: 40°55′44″N 80°29′55″W / 40.92889°N 80.49861°W / 40.92889; -80.49861
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence
Established 1978
 • Mayor Gerald Sankovich
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

S.N.P.J. is a borough located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the borough has a population of 19.

S.N.P.J. stands for "Slovenska Norodna Podporna Jednota" (Slovene National Benefit Society), a fraternal society and financial co-operative based in Imperial, Pennsylvania.

The society applied to have their 500-acre (200 ha) recreation center in western Pennsylvania designated as a separate municipality in 1977. The S.N.P.J. borough was created so that the society could, among other things, get its own liquor license. North Beaver Township, the municipality in which the center was originally located, restricted the sale of alcohol on Sundays (blue law).

S.N.P.J. once had the distinction of being the least-populated borough (but not municipality; East Fork Road District, population 14, was less populous) in the state until a mine fire beneath Centralia made that borough unsafe to live in.


S.N.P.J. is located at 40°55′44″N 80°29′55″W / 40.92889°N 80.49861°W / 40.92889; -80.49861 (40.928916, -80.498828).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), with 20 acres (8.1 ha; 0.031 sq mi) of the area covered by water.

It is more of a recreation complex than a community, and has 60 rental cabins, 115 mobile home slots, and an artificial lake. It is open to the public as a summertime resort and facility for bingo, weddings, and dances. Members of the society get a discount on the events.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 16
1990 12 −25.0%
2000 14 16.7%
2010 19 35.7%
Est. 2015 19 [2] 0.0%

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