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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Carbondale.

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Around Carbondale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cape Girardeau (MO). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southwest of Carbondale. Cape Girardeau (MO) has a population of 39,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Marion. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the east of Carbondale and has a population of 17,800 people.

For comparison, Carbondale has a population of 26,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Benton   [Map]   6,990   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carterville   [Map]   5,843   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chester   [Map]   8,562   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Du Quoin   [Map]   5,849   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harrisburg   [Map]   8,811   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Herrin   [Map]   12,950   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Metropolis   [Map]   6,283   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   15,137   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Murphysboro   [Map]   7,685   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pinckneyville   [Map]   5,404   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Frankfort   [Map]   8,001   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jackson (MO)   [Map]   15,036   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Perryville (MO)   [Map]   8,456   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sainte Genevieve (MO)   [Map]   4,493   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scott City (MO)   [Map]   4,492   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alto Pass   [Map]   378   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bush   [Map]   274   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cambria   [Map]   1,271   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cobden   [Map]   1,124   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Colp   [Map]   224   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crainville   [Map]   1,402   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
De Soto   [Map]   1,564   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dewmaine   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkville   [Map]   896   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Energy   [Map]   1,142   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hurst   [Map]   796   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Makanda   [Map]   544   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pomona   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Royalton   [Map]   1,126   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Water Valley   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Carbondale, please visit our County-by-County Page for Carbondale.

Jackson County ...

Carbondale is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Union, Williamson & Perry (MO).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carbondale ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bush   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Carbondale   [Map]
Carterville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Crainville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
De Soto   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Evergreen Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Reeds Station   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Texas Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carbondale ...

Looking for more information about Carbondale? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carbondale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Carbondale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Carbondale.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Carbondale. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carbondale. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Illinois

    Illinois Tourism
    Parks for Illinois

    Fishing in Illinois
    Hunting in Illinois

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Illinois Statewide Tourism
    Carbondale Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Carbondale


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Illinois

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Illinois

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Illinois

Airports Near Carbondale ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Carbondale.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Illinois Airport(MDH/KMDH)   [Map]   MDH   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Williamson County Rgnl. (MWA/KMWA)   [Map]   MWA   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pinckneyville Airport   [Map]   PJY   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Benton Muni.   [Map]   H96   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Carbondale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Carbondale. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   E   192 miles [309 km]
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   NE   209 miles [336.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   ENE   263 miles [423.3 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   NNE   291 miles [468.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cape Girardeau Rgnl. (CGI/KCGI)   [Map]   CGI   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Barkley Rgnl. (PAH/KPAH)   [Map]   PAH   SSE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport (BLV/KBLV)   [Map]   BLV   NNW   65 miles [104.6 km]
St. Louis Downtown Airport (ICAO: KCPS)   [Map]   CPS   NW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Evansville Rgnl. (EVV/KEVV)   [Map]   EVV   ENE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Illinois Airport(MDH/KMDH)   [Map]   MDH   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Williamson County Rgnl. (MWA/KMWA)   [Map]   MWA   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pinckneyville Airport   [Map]   PJY   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Benton Muni.   [Map]   H96   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spirit of St. Louis Airport   (SUS/KSUS)   [Map]
        Website for Spirit of Saint Louis Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Owensboro Rgnl.   (OWB/KOWB)   [Map]
        Website for Owensboro - Daviess County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Illinois Airport   (MDH/KMDH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Williamson County Rgnl.   (MWA/KMWA)   [Map]
        Website for Williamson County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg - Raleigh Airport   (ICAO: KHSB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta Community - Hunter Fld.   (ICAO: KSAR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cairo Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCIR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metropolis Muni.   (ICAO: KM30)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mount Vernon Airport   (MVN/KMVN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cape Girardeau Rgnl.   (CGI/KCGI)   [Map]
        Website for Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Barkley Rgnl.   (PAH/KPAH)   [Map]
        Website for Barkley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport   (BLV/KBLV)   [Map]
        Website for Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Louis Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KCPS)   [Map]
        Website for Saint Louis Downtown Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Evansville Rgnl.   (EVV/KEVV)   [Map]
        Website for Evansville Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carbondale: www.ci.carbondale.il.us/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carbondale.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Carbondale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carbondale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carbondale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carbondale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7217, Longitude: -89.2239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carbondale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Carbondale), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carbondale.