Carbon County, Pennsylvania Records
Carbon County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on March 13, 1843 from parts of Monroe County and Northampton County. The county was named for Carbon, the element found in coal.
Carbon County is bordered by Luzerne County (north), Monroe County (east), Northampton County (southeast), Lehigh County (south), Schuylkill County (southwest). A Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Carbon County Townships include Banks, East Penn, Franklin, Kidder, Lausanne, Lehigh, Lower Towamensing, Mahoning, Packer, Penn Forest, Towamensing.
Carbon County Boroughs include Beaver Meadows, Bowmanstown, East Side, Jim Thorpe, Lansford, Lehighton, Nesquehoning, Palmerton, Parryville, Summit Hill, Weatherly, Weissport. See also Carbon County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Pennsylvania maps.
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Carbon County Courthouse is located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Carbon county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Carbon County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1843.
- Carbon County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1843.
- Carbon County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1843 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Carbon County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: 1906 to present.
- Marriage Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Divorce Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Locations: Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, Pennsylvania State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Division of Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, Central Building, Room 401, New Castle, PA 16103; PH (724) 656-3100
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Resources
- Pennsylvania Archives - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission series contains records of pennsylvania, from 1664 to 1780, and includes military, marriage, tax and land records. This is a Free Database.
- Mauch Chunk Historical Society
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Carbon County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Maps of Carbon County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Carbon Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill counties
- History of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Carbon Co. PAGenweb
- Carbon Co. Data Collections
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Military Records