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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Star City, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Monongalia County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monongalia County, WV (217) Marion County, WV (96) Preston County, WV (107) Taylor County, WV (50) Wetzel County, WV (13) Fayette County, PA (212) Greene County, PA (90)  MonongaliaCounty(217) Monongalia County (217)  MarionCounty(96) Marion County (96)  PrestonCounty(107) Preston County (107)  TaylorCounty(50) Taylor County (50)  WetzelCounty(13) Wetzel County (13)  FayetteCountyPennsylvania(212) Fayette County (212)  GreeneCounty(90) Greene County (90)
Morgantown is the county seat for Monongalia County
Star City is in Monongalia County
      Monongalia County (217)  
      Marion County (96)  
      Preston County (107)  
      Taylor County (50)  
      Wetzel County (13)  
      Fayette County, Pennsylvania (212)  
      Greene County, Pennsylvania (90)  
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1West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — Honor Roll Star City, W.Va.
Honor Roll Star City, W.Va. In Honor Of Those Who Have Served and Are Serving In the Armed Forces of the United States of America World War II Anderson, Ralph R. · Anderson, David C. · Audia, Frank A. · Audia, Louis P. · Audia, Thomas . . . Map (db m114667) WM
2West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 4 — Immigrants in Star City — ca. 1890
Neighbors from Across the Pond Many immigrants that settled in Star City after 1907 came from Italy and Eastern European countries. According to the 1920 census, 802 residents were born in Italy, 106 were born in Czechoslovakia (now The . . . Map (db m200205) HM
3West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — Jeffrey D. Straface — 1945 - 1968 — In memoriam —
Died for his countryMap (db m181403) WM
4West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — John F. Kennedy Memorial Park — A Father's Love
It was here in Star City that John F. Kennedy announced his intention to enter the West Virginia primary as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. This decision was motivated by deep concerns within his party that a Roman Catholic . . . Map (db m114665) HM
5West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 8 — Locks and Dams — 1873 - Present
Where Banks Cave in The name "Monongahela" comes from a Lenape (Delaware) word meaning "falling banks." The river flows north from present-day Fairmont, WV to Pittsburgh, PA, along a course of uncertain depths. Until the late 19th . . . Map (db m200884) HM
6West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 1 — Pre-Star City — ~19,000 B.C.E. - 1903 A.D.
The First People According to Native American oral tradition, Indigenous peoples have lived here since time immemorial. Archeological studies tell us one site in this region is ~19,000 years old. Early Native Americans interacted and . . . Map (db m200075) HM
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7West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — Site of Star City Ferry
Site of STAR CITY FERRY Authorized 1791 • Closed 1951Map (db m200051) HM
8West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 3 — Socialism in Star City — June 14th, 1907
The Citizens Party In their first municipal elections on June 14, 1907, Star City's residents voted for a slate of citizen candidates without party affiliation who ran unopposed. They directed the operation of the schoolhouse, organized in . . . Map (db m200179) HM
9West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 7 — Star City Bridge — 1951 - Present
Post-War Modernization Since 1910, Star City residents worked tirelessly for the construction of their own bridge spanning the Monongahela River to simplify travel to the coal mines of Scotts Run. However, it was not until after World War . . . Map (db m200121) HM
10West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 5 — Star City Ferry — 1792 - 1951
From Humble Beginnings Until the construction of the first Star City Bridge in 1951, Star City residents and travelers crossed the Monongahela River by ferry. The earliest recorded operator of a ferry at Star City was Jesse Martin, listed . . . Map (db m200288) HM
11West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — Star City Mosaic
Mosaic Depicting the Highlights of Star City's Riverfront History Glass Factories - Gentile Glass is primarily known for manufacturing paperweights. The business was owned and operated by John and Gertrude Gentile from 1947 to 2006. . . . Map (db m200034) HM
12West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 10 — Star City Recreation — 1951 - Present
A New Lease on the Line As industries changed, and transportation shifted to trucks and automobiles, Star City's riverfront and adjacent rail corridor was used less. Concerned by the disappearance of America's rail network, the U.S. . . . Map (db m202201) HM
13West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — Star City Veterans Monument
WV Star City In Honor Of All Star City Veterans Past Present Future Dedicated May 30, 2011Map (db m114664) WM
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14West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 9 — Star City Water Quality — 1951 - Present
Something in the Water In the 1800s deep and surface coal mines operated unregulated. By the 1960s, the Monongahela River had become the most polluted major river system in the U.S. due to acid mine drainage. Many tributaries flowing into . . . Map (db m201257) HM
15West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 6 — The B & O Railroad — 1886-1987
Star City on Track Over the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a growing number of factories opened in Morgantown and the surrounding area. The Fairmont, Morgantown, and Pennsylvania (FM&P) Railroad was the first completed in Monongalia . . . Map (db m200779) HM
16West Virginia (Monongalia County), Star City — 2 — The Founding of Star City — May 17th, 1907
A Name in the Making Star City was incorporated on May 17th, 1907 by Star City Glass Company workers. The owner of Star City Glass Co., Louis Kauffeld Sr., suggested the name Star City. He was known nationwide in the glass industry for . . . Map (db m200110) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022