Colonel Jeb Star founded the territory of Fort Plymouth in the year 1797. In the early half of the 19th century. Fort Plymouth grew into a prosperous trading community luring prospectors all the way from Canada to ply their traders. With the establishment of the continental railroads system in the 1860s, Fort Plymouth developed into a thriving cattle town with large ranches slaughterhouses and stockyards.
1897 was the year of the "Great Fire". It earned this appellation when a stockyards smokehouse was set ablaze, burning most Fort Plymouth to the ground. Developers and architects rebuild the city into a living symbol of modernism, and named it after it's founding father.
Cry for Justice and Brightest Day
During Cry for Justice Prometheus decimated a large portion of the city, which ironically left wreckage in the shape of a star.
It killed many people, including Green Arrow's granddaughter, Lian Harper. During Brightest Day the white entity took Boston Brand (previously Deadman) to the wreckage and a forest sprouted up around him. It continues to grow up larger, attracting all sorts of attention, from the JSA and S.T.A.R. Labs to LexCorp. Green Arrow lived within the forest.
Points of Interest
- Queen Industries - Owned and run by businessman Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow. Oliver reluctantly inherited the company after his parents, Robert and Laura Queen, were killed on safari. It was founded by Robert Queen, Oliver's father.
- Q-Core - a subsidiary of Queen Industries.
Star Bridge - This suspension bridge is one of city's primary visual landmarks.
The Grell Museum - Named after Mike Grell, who wrote and drew a definitive era of Green Arrow in the 1980s.
Papp Stadium - Named after George Papp, one of Green Arrow's original co-creator from the 1940s
Star City Youth Center
Thinder-Smith Garden Arena
The Triangle - Long fought over by the city's various organized crime.
The South End
The Glades - The slums of the city where law dictated Brick.
Orchid Bay - The downtown section, and site of City hall.
- Hell's Acre
The Jackson Park
The Pless Park
The Villa Park
Star City is the primary setting for the CW television series Arrow. As with any comic book to television adaptation, changes are made: In this instance, the name of the city was changed from Star City to Starling City. The city is home to businesses such as the Merlyn Global Group and Queen Consolidated. Before the hooded vigilante known as the Arrow had appeared, the city was a place in which crime and corruption ran rampant. The impoverished reside in a section of the city known as "The Glades", and their situation only grew worse when the locale was rocked by a man-made earthquake via Markov device-- a long-devised plan by Malcolm Merlyn.