Star Junction, Pennsylvania

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Star Junction
census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Coordinates 40°3′45″N 79°45′49″W / 40.06250°N 79.76361°W / 40.06250; -79.76361Coordinates: 40°3′45″N 79°45′49″W / 40.06250°N 79.76361°W / 40.06250; -79.76361
Population 616 (2010 census)
Established 1893
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 15482
Area code 724
Location of Star Junction in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Star Junction Historic District
Star Junction, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Star Junction, Pennsylvania
Location Roughly the jct. of PA 51 and PA 4036, including Post Office Rd., Church St., PA 532, and Old Ridge Rd., Perry Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°3′42″N 79°45′43″W / 40.06167°N 79.76194°W / 40.06167; -79.76194
Built 1892
Architect Washington Coal and Coke
Architectural style company built miner's duplex
Governing body U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
MPS Bituminous Coal and Coke Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 24, 1997

Star Junction is a census-designated place[2] in Perry Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It is located along Pennsylvania Route 51. As of the 2010 census the population was 616 residents.[3]


It was founded in 1893, when the Washington No. 2 Mine was opened by the Washington Coal and Coke Company.[4] It received its name because it was once the home of a railroad depot, the end of the line for the Washington Run Railroad. Star Junction was once a coal mining center, with beehive ovens for coke manufacture and a foundry. It was the site of labor unrest, including the walkout of 4,500 miners in 1922.[5] Although the company store and mines are long gone, the "patch" (the groups of company houses) still remain and house many residents. This area was added to the "Determined Eligible List" of the Bureau of Historic Preservation, as an example of a typical coal town,[6] and has been added to the NRHP.


Star Junction is served by the Frazier School District.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
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  4. ^ "Star Junction". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Idle Miners Stone Maintenance Men". New York Times. 1922-05-20. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  6. ^ "Coal Patch Towns". Retrieved 2008-06-28. 

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