S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania

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S.N.P.J. is a borough located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. According to the 2000 U.S. census, it has a population of zero, although the borough itself counted 14 residents in 2003.[1]

S.N.P.J. stands for Slovenska Narodna 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 (2 km²) 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.[1] North Beaver Township, the municipality in which the center was originally located, restricted the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

S.N.P.J. once had the distinction of being the least-populated borough 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)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), with 20 acres (0.08 km², 0.03 sq mi) of the area covered by water.

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


As of 2000, 12 adults and two children reside in this borough.[1]

See also

Tavistock, New Jersey


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