Carbondale is a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Carbondale is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is about 15 miles northeast of Scranton. The population was 8,891 at the 2010 census.
The land area that became Carbondale was developed by William and Maurice Wurts. They were the founders of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. The company mined anthracite coal mining in the early 19th century. Carbondale was the site of the first deep vein anthracite coal mine in the United States. It was also a major terminal of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
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- "Carbondale". Eleventh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 1911. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Tablet Marking The Site of The First Underground Coal Mine in Carbondale