Stellaville History

Stellaville, NY

Stella Mines located between DeKalb Junction and Hermon on Route 17 (De Kalb Junction-Russell Road) became the largest producer of pyrites in New York State. Between 1904 and 1920 it supported Stellaville and produced more than 500,000 tons of ore concentrate. The mines continued until 1920 when practically pure sulphur became available from Gulf Coast deposits in Texas, at which point the town closed.

Anna Mine

This photo of the Anna Mine is looking east and was labeled "Stella Mines, Hermon, NY. Top House No. 4". It shows a number of the miners posing for this picture. On the right hand side of the picture a chute has been built which dumps off rock and dirt that was not of ore quality.