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Star is on U.S. Highway 84, Farm Road 1047, and North Simms Creek, near the Hamilton county line in east central Mills County. It was laid out by Alec Street in the mid-1880s and named for nearby Star Mountain. Calvin Skinner was the first postmaster when Star was granted a post office in 1886, and Alec Street ran a store and a gin. Star had a school in its early days but did not build a permanent church until 1905, when the town reached the zenith of its prosperity. A bank, established in 1910, closed after a robbery in the 1920s. In 1944 Star had eight businesses and a population of 171. The population in 1980 through 2000 was eighty-five.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Star is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Star is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Mountain]


Latitude: 31.46849440
Longitude: -98.31614820

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009