Tucked away in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you will find our captivating city of historic charms and hidden treasures. The City of Carbondale, known as "The Pioneer City", was the spark that ignited the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago. City founders let the way to unearth the site of the First Deep Underground Coalmine in the United States, giving rise to the industrial and economic force that has shaped our region for generations.
Centrally located, Carbondale's vision is to promote a true community in every sense. As we grow our neighborhoods to provide a sound quality of live and revitalize a vibrant Main Street in a busy, thriving district, the City of Carbondale holds close its rich history that gave birth to one of the most prosperous chapters in American History.
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The Pioneer City was established in 1824 and incorporated on March 15, 1851
The D&H Gravity Railroad originated here in 1829. It became the first million dollar corporation in the United States.
The very first St Patrick's Day Parade in the United States was here in 1833! We recently started up that tradition again as a lighted parade each St. Patrick's Day.
Carbondale's Majestic City Hall and Courthouse was built in 1894 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
In November of 1974 Carbondale was overrun by media and government agencies due to the report of a UFO landing in town. Allegedly a hoax, no UFO was found but the legend of the Carbondalien was born!
In 2003 Carbondale started their Pioneer Nights festival that showcased great local music, food, and all around family fun. Pioneer Nights ends with a fireworks display and parade for the whole family to enjoy!