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Do you know of Carbondale ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Carbondale. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Carbondale.

Our sources for Carbondale (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Carbondale other than they indicate that Carbondale would be found somewhere in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1904 and closed  in 1909.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Carbondale ...

We found seventeen communities that share the name Carbondale.

Within Kentucky, the name Carbondale is unique.

Beyond Kentucky, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seventeen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Carbondale.
    • California
      • Amador County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Carbondale [Amador County].
      • Orange County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Carbondale [Orange County].
    • Colorado
      • Garfield County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Carbondale [Garfield County].
    • Georgia
      • Whitfield County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Carbondale [Whitfield County].
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Carbondale [Jackson County].
    • Indiana
      • Warren County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Carbondale [Warren County].
    • Iowa
      • Polk County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Carbondale [Polk County].
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Carbondale [Bourbon County].
      • Osage County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Carbondale [Osage County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Carbondale [Menominee County].
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Carbondale [Athens County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Carbondale [Tulsa County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Carbondale [Lackawanna County].
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Carbondale [Bowie County].
      • Young County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Carbondale [Young County].
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Carbondale [Fayette County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carbondale ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Carbondale:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

The FIPS database contains an entry for Carbondale.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 21/12736   (Place Name: Carbondale)

County: Hopkins     (FIPS State/County: 21/107)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, Carbondale) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

More Orphans in  Hopkins County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Hopkins County.

Ansonia 
AshbysburghNew Homestead
AtkinsonNewold
  
BakersportOkema
Barnesley 
BernardPond River
 Powerfull
CarlowPyro
Chelsea 
CherryRomney
Chesley 
ComoSilent Run
 Sixseam
Dawson 
DaylightTrident
  
East DiamondUnderwood
Evergreen 
 Vogue
Hamby Station 
Hamby's stationWhite City
 Wicks Well
MonarchWoods
Morton 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Carbondale could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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