Downtown Star along US 220 Alternate.
Star was named by a local merchant, Angus Leach. He named it because of the town's high elevation - it was visible in all directions. Star had been named Hunsucker's Store. It was incorporated in 1897.
Star is one of the select few of towns authorized by the postal service as a "Christmas Town". It allows the Star Post Office to have a special holiday cancellation stamp. Each card is hand stamped. They get packages from all over the US filled with cards that are hand stamped.