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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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Carbon County Data Online







Recent Updates
March 2015: 1876 History of Carbon County - Transcribed by Cathy Brenyo

October 2014: Marriages: Knisely-Leisenring Engagement
March 2014: Obit: Henry Masser - trancribed by Tammy Clark
August 2013: News: Berlin and Muffly Skip Town
May 2013: Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlishment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

Surrounding Counties

Luzerne County (north)

Monroe County (east)

Northampton County (southeast)

Lehigh County (south)

Schuylkill County (southwest)


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