Carbon County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Joseph Matika
(570) 325-3637
Sallianne Schatz Newton, Administrator
(570) 325-3644

Carbon County is 403 square miles of Pennsylvania mountains. In 1877, the Carbon County Prison was the site of the hanging of four Molly Maguires. Today, manufacturing, health care and telecommunications dominate the list of major employers. The county is also known for its coal and timber.

Asa Packer, the founder of Lehigh University, made his home in Carbon County. His mansion is open for tours during the summer months. The county is also the site of the Switchback Gravity Railroad, the Lehigh Canal and the burial place of the "Athlete of the Century," Jim Thorpe, the namesake of the county seat.

Carbon County

Carbon County Facts

Population
58,802
Class
6th
Founded
1843
County Seat
Jim Thorpe, PA
Website
www.carboncounty.com
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