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Facts about Carbondale, PA
Carbondale is a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. Carbondale is located approximately 15 miles due northeast of the city of Scranton in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The population was 8,471 in 2019.
The land area that became Carbondale was developed by William and Maurice Wurts, the founders of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, during the rise of the anthracite coal mining industry in the early 19th century. It was also a major terminal of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. Carbondale was the site of the first deep vein anthracite coal mine in the United States, and was the site of the Carbondale mine fire which burned from 1946 to the early 1970s.
Like many other cities and towns in the region, Carbondale has struggled with the demise of the once-prominent coal mining industry that had once made the region a haven for immigrants seeking work so many decades ago.
Notable firsts: The Delaware and Hudson Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale began operations on October 9, 1829. This was the first commercially successful railroad to operate in America. The first Saint Patrick’s Day parade in what is now Lackawanna County is held in Carbondale in 1833. The first eisteddfod (a Welsh musical and literary festival) in America was held in Carbondale on Christmas Day, 1850. Carbondale was incorporated as a city in Luzerne County on March 15, 1851, making it the oldest city (the “Pioneer” city) in what later became Lackawanna County, and the fourth oldest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Things To Do in and around Carbondale, PA
There are plenty of activities for everybody in Carbondale, PA, whether you prefer exploring history, shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.
- Lackawanna Heritage Trail: The Carbondale section of the trail runs from it’s start on Enterprise Drive to the D&H Rail Trail (about 3.25 miles).
- Carbondale Historical Society: This preservation society owns and operates the Historic Log Cabin and the Old Jailhouse and is the steward of the Thompson House Museum. They also maintain a research library comprised of local history books, newspaper articles, memoirs, photos and recorded narratives.
- The Archbald Pothole State Park: This 150-acre park houses a pothole that is 38 feet deep and over 15,000 years old. It has an elliptical shape and could hold a volume of 140,000 gallons.
- Pioneer Nights: This end of summer, annual festival makes the town come alive. There is food, music, vendors, activities for families and more.
- Merli Sarnoski Park: This park rests on 840 acres of open spaces including 15 miles of hiking/biking trails, swimming and boating in the lake (34 acres in size), playground, pavilion complexes and fishing.
- The D&H Rail-Trail: This 38 mile trail runs from the Simpson Viaduct at Route 171, off of Morse Ave, north through Lanesboro to the New York State border, generally following the eastern border of Susquehanna County.
- Maiolatesi Wine Cellars: Arguably the top winery destination in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this family winery features a Tuscan-inspired space for tastings & by-reservation pizza dinners on Fridays. Discover other NEPA wineries here.
- Golf: Nestled between Newton Lake and Crystal Lake, Elkview Country Club (a private club) provides exceptional facilities and full-service golf. Other area courses include Panorama Golf Course, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Homestead Golf Course and others.
- Fern Hall Estate: This historic stone house and sheep farm has a pure spring-fed lake with private boathouse, mountain scenery, hiking, skiing, eagles and acres of private estate living. Welcome to the historic former Johnson & Johnson family homestead! This estate is open by private reservation only.
- Lakeland Orchard & Cidery: This orchard and cidery, located in Mayfield, hosts outdoor festivals, live music, plenty of food, apple-picking, attractions for children, tasty treats and then some.
School Districts in Carbondale, PA
The Carbondale Area School District is a small, suburban school district that provides education services to the children residing in the City of Carbondale and Fell Township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The district encompasses an area of 18.6 square miles.
Tools for Homebuyers in Carbondale, PA
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- Find a Real Estate Agent Near Me: If you are still looking for a property and would like to be assisted all the way through, the right REALTOR® in Carbondale, PA can help you.
- Guide for First-Time Homebuyers: This is a compilation of the best advice for those looking to buy their first home in Carbondale.
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- Homebuyer Frequently Asked Questions: This is a handy resource for anything you need to clarify regarding homebuying in the Carbondale area.
Home Inspectors in and around Carbondale, PA
Have you purchased a home in Carbondale or are in the process of doing so? Hiring one of these inspectors will give you some peace of mind as you take one step closer toward becoming a homeowner:
- Berardellihi Home Inspection — 1639 Newton Ransom Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 — Tom Berardelli — 570-351-7994
- National Property Inspections — 379 Aston Mountain Rd, Spring Brook Twp, PA 18444 — Tyler Long — 570-763-9628
- Total Inspection Solutions, LLC — P.O. Box 587, Dunmore, PA 18512 — Bob Petrillo — 570-335-4073
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What is Carbondale, PA famous for?
Carbondale, Pennsylvania is known for its rich industrial history and annual Pioneer Days Festival. As the site of the first deep-vein anthracite coal mine in the United States, Carbondale played a crucial role in fueling the nation’s growing industry. Today, visitors to the city can explore its historic charms and hidden treasures, including great hiking trails and it’s close to some of the best craft breweries in Pennsylvania (Iron Hart Brewing and Last Minute Brewing).
Every summer, Pioneer Days honors Carbondale’s legacy with local bands and festivities. As Pennsylvania’s first chartered city and a major terminal of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad, Carbondale holds an important place in the state’s history.
What is it like to live in Carbondale, PA?
Living in Carbondale, Pennsylvania offers a small-town charm that is hard to come by in more urban areas. The town boasts a range of amenities including a pharmacy, small supermarket, bank and a few small family-owned businesses. The town is surrounded by mountains, making for a scenic setting and plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities.
How big is Carbondale, PA?
Located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, Carbondale has a total area of 3.2 square miles, all of which is land. As of 2023, it has a population of 8,810, making it the 111th-largest city in the state.
Where is Carbondale, PA?
Nestled along scenic Route 6 in northern Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania sits the charming city of Carbondale. Approximately 15 miles northeast of Scranton, Carbondale is a captivating city of historic appeal and hidden treasures. It is located along the Lackawanna River, in a mountain resort region, and offers residents a dense suburban feel.