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Encyclopedia > Mars, Pennsylvania
Mars
Overbrook
Borough
none Mars, Pennsylvania
Mars, Pennsylvania
Official name: Borough of Mars
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
County Butler County
Township Adams Township
Coordinates 40°41′48″N 80°0′44″W / 40.69667, -80.01222
Population 1,746 (2000)
Density 3,906.5 /sq mi (1,508.3 /km²)
Settled 1873
 - Incorporated 1882
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16046
Area code 724
School District Mars Area School District
Location of Mars in Butler County
Location of Mars in Butler County
Location of Mars in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 1,746 at the 2000 census. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 853 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... Adams Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... 724 is an area code used in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, notably New Castle and Uniontown. ... Mars Area School District is a public school district in Pennsylvania serving the communities of Mars and Valencia Boros as well as Adams and Middlesex Townships. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,256 × 1,884 pixels, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Image:Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Pennsylvania_Locator_Map. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

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Geography

Mars is located at 40°41′48″N 80°0′44″W / 40.69667, -80.01222 (40.696594, -80.012205)[1].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


History

The borough of Mars, Pennsylvania was founded in 1873, and is situated about halfway between the cities of Pittsburgh and Butler. The small community is nestled in a small valley along Breakneck Creek with PA 228 located about a mile south of Mars, and the Mars-Evans City Road located to the north. It is home to the popular roadside attraction, the Mars "Spaceship" or "Flying Saucer". It is also home to the Mars Station which is one of the last railroad depots still standing from the now defunct Pittsburgh and Western Railroad. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Butler is a city in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Breakneck Creek is a tributary of Connoquenessing Creek that flows in a northwardly direction in Western Pennsylvania. ... Pennsylvania Route 228 is an 21 mile long state highway located in Butler county in Pennsylvania. ... Pennsylvania Route 855 was a former state highway located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... A roadside attraction is a feature along the side of a road, that is frequently advertised with billboards to attract tourists. ... The Mars Station in Mars, Pennsylvania, was constructed in 1897 by the Pittsburgh and Western Railroad which was under the control of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the time. ...

Mars Station

In 1873, Samuel Parks constructed a home and a water-powered gristmill along Breakneck Creek. Parks then decided to have a post office placed in his home, so he received help from his friend, Samuel Marshall to help establish it. The name became Mars. No one is sure how the name "Mars" came into being. Some say it was Park's wife who enjoyed astronomy, or it was shortened after Samuel Marshall's name. In 1877, the Pittsburgh, New Castle and Lake Erie Railroad created a stop in the area, and named it Overbrook. Since the name of the railroad's stop conflicted with the borough's name, the railroad had it changed so it would match the borough's. Plus, there was already a community in Pennsylvania with the name, "Overbrook". On March 6, 1895, Mars was incorporated as a borough. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... The Mars Station in Mars, Pennsylvania, was constructed in 1897 by the Pittsburgh and Western Railroad which was under the control of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the time. ... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ...


In 1904, the Pittsburgh and Butler Railway gained permission from Mars to construct its right-of-way through the borough. The line would eventually become part of the Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Railway. The line closed in 1931. The USS Mars (AFS-1) was named after the borough. The ship became part of the United States Pacific Fleet in 1963, and was decommissioned in 1998. It was then sunk in 2006 as a target vessel. The bell of the USS Mars was donated to the borough, and has become a permanent memorial in the downtown park. A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ... The Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Railway, commonly called the Harmony Line, was an interurban streetcar line connecting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States to Butler and New Castle via Harmony and a split at Evans City. ... The third USS Mars (AFS‑1) was laid down by the National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. ... The United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT) is a theater-level unit of the U.S. armed forces, under the operational control of the United States Pacific Command. ...


The 1996 comedy film, Kingpin, was filmed throughout the borough. There was also a Kraft salad dressing commercial that was filmed in downtown in 2000. However, the commercial never aired on television. In 2006, Mars was featured briefly on The History Channel. A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Kingpin is a 1996 Farrelly brothers film starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel, and Randy Quaid. ... Kraft has more than one meaning: Kraft Foods, the worlds second largest food and beverage company Kraft process, a paper pulp production method Kraft (Mega Man Zero), a video game character Kraft (Catch-22), a character in Joseph Hellers novel Catch-22 Team Kraft, Toyota semi-works Super... For the Canadian equivalent of this channel, see History Television. ...


Canadian musician John Southworth named his first album Mars, Pennsylvania for the town, which he had passed through many years earlier on a school trip. John Southworth is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. ...


Residents of Mars are often called "Martians", or "Planets" because of the high school team name.


Schools

The Mars Area School District serves the boroughs of Mars, and Valencia. It also serves Adams Township and Middlesex Township in Butler County. The Mars Fightin' Planets are one of the many teams located in the north Pittsburgh area. Mars Area School District is a public school district in Pennsylvania serving the communities of Mars and Valencia Boros as well as Adams and Middlesex Townships. ... Valencia is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Adams Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Middlesex Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ...


Demographics

Mars seen from Clay Ave.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,746 people, 687 households, and 395 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,906.5 people per square mile (1,498.1/km²). There were 715 housing units at an average density of 1,599.7/sq mi (613.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.68% White, 0.46% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 687 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.89. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 33.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 70.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 64.2 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $33,073, and the median income for a family was $46,136. Males had a median income of $34,083 versus $26,080 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,701. About 7.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

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Mars, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1936 words)
Mars is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA.
On April 9, 1895, the first election of the Borough of Mars was held with Samuel A. Kennedy elected Burgess; Samuel Crow, President of Council; Arba Jordan, Secretary; R. McElheny, Constable; and Joseph Borland, Street Commissioner.
The Borough of Mars is very efficiently operated, having a total millage tax of 15 mills, of which 8 mills is for police protection; 1 1/2 mills for a public library and 1 1/4 mills for fire protection.
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