Welcome to Carbon County Pennsylvania
History and Genealogy
Carbon County marks the northern border of the Lehigh Valley
region of the state and is considered part of the state's Coal Region. Its county seat is Jim Thorpe. Carbon
County was created on March 13, 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties and was named for the extensive
deposits of coal in the region. Carbon County is the location of the trials and executions of the controversial
Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had been accused of terrorizing the region. --wikipedia.com
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From the November 1873 Carbon Advocate
- News-Accidents: C. S. German Cuts off Finger, Amandas Hagerty Killed in Train Accident, Boiler Crushed
in Train Accident But No Injuries, John Henderson Killed in Train Accident, John Mears Killed in Train Accident,
Mr. Johnson Killed in Train Accident
- Marriage Notices: Dorwort-Weaver, Hahn-Hartman, Hontz-Gerhart, Phifer - Zundle, Reinerd-Hobbes
- Death Notices: Mrs. Catharine Louisa Saile, Mrs. Aaron Schnell, Mrs. Maria Anna Thomas, Mrs. Henrieta Waterbeer
- News: Lehighton Community News
- News: Mauch Chunk Community News
- News: Weissport Community News