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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Carbondale is approximately 10,664 (1990), 8891 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,489 (1990), 3734 (2010).
The amount of land area in Carbondale is 8.389 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carbondale to Washington DC is 201 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 115 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carbondale is positioned 41.57 degrees north of the equator and 75.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

Carbondale, pa. is the fourth oldest city in the state. it is older then Scranton or Wilkes-Barre.

In the early 1800s, Carbondale was the remote site of several unsuccessful mining attempts. By 1820, however, Hudson officials took a new interest in the abandoned shafts and directed workers, as an obscure memo is rumored to attest, to carry tools and supplies to the "dale (valley) where carbon was found."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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See Aerial Photos of the area.
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Carbondale City Government

Lackawanna County Administrative Offices
1 N Main St
Carbondale, PA 18407-2356
Phone: 717-282-5202

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