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Welcome to Carthage ...

The city of Carthage is located in Jasper County<1> and is the County Seat for Jasper County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carthage has a population of 14,712 people<2> (see below for details).

Carthage was established in 1842.

The community of Carthage is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Carthage lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Carthage: (417)

The ZIP code for Carthage: 64836<4>

Websites for Carthage ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.carthagechamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Carthage, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carthage had an population of 14,712 people. This is an increase of 2.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carthage had a population of 14,378 people (or 12.25% of the total population of Jasper County). This makes Carthage the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Carthage represents 0.24% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,378 people, the population of Carthage increased 13.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,668 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carthage.

Communities Also Named Carthage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Carthage - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carthage.

Communities near Carthage ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carthage.

  • Joplin [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joplin
    • Joplin [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,956 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joplin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joplin<6>
  • Webb City [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb City
    • Webb City [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,324 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb City<6>
  • Carl Junction [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl Junction
    • Carl Junction [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carl Junction<6>
  • Galena [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,824 people
    • Former name for Galena:
    • Leedsville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oronogo [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oronogo
      • Oronogo [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oronogo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oronogo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oronogo<6>
    • Granby [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Newton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granby<6>
    • Carterville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
      • Carterville [Jasper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,965 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carterville<6>
    • Duquesne [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duquesne
      • Duquesne [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duquesne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duquesne
    • Sarcoxie [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarcoxie
      • Sarcoxie [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarcoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarcoxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarcoxie<6>
    • Duenweg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duenweg
      • Duenweg [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duenweg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duenweg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duenweg<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carthage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carthage.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carthage. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carthage.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carthage. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carthage.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carthage ...

Looking for more information about Carthage? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carthage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carthage.

Adding Carthage to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carthage in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carthage was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1861.

We also found Carthage on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1876.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carthage on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carthage. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Jasper, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carthage.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carthage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carthage). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carthage or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carthage) 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 Carthage. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarthageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carthage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1747, Longitude: -94.3098    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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