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Welcome to Carlsbad ...

Carlsbad is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Carlsbad is located in Tom Green County<1>.

The location of Carlsbad has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Carlsbad, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

Carlsbad is 2,020 feet [616 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Carlsbad is located in the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Carlsbad: 76934<4>

Communities Also Named Carlsbad ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Carlsbad - they are located in California and New Mexico.

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

Communities near Carlsbad ...

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

  • San Angelo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Grape Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grape Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grape Creek
    • Grape Creek is located in Tom Green County
  • Water Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <5>
  • Orient
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
    • Orient is located in Tom Green County
  • Edith
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edith
    • Edith is located in Coke County
  • Hughes ‑ Historic
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hughes. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
    • Hughes is located in Irion County
  • Robert Lee
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Knickerbocker
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • Tennyson
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Sherwood ‑ Historic
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
    • Sherwood is located in Irion County

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 Carlsbad. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carlsbad.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carlsbad. 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 Carlsbad.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlsbad. See our Newspapers Page for Carlsbad.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carlsbad ...

Looking for more information about Carlsbad? 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 Carlsbad, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carlsbad.

Adding Carlsbad to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Carlsbad was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Carlsbad post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Carlsbad.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Tom Green, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carlsbad - 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 community (such as Carlsbad). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carlsbad or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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