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Welcome to Carthage ...

The city of Carthage is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Carthage is located in Panola County<1> and is the County Seat for Panola County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carthage has a population of 6,364 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Carthage.

The community of Carthage is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Carthage: (903) & (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Carthage: 75633<5>

Websites for Carthage ...

Official Website: www.carthagetexas.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carthage had an population of 6,364 people. This is a decrease of 6.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carthage had a population of 6,779 people (which is 28.49% of the total population of Panola County). This makes Carthage the county's most populous community.

The population of Carthage represents 0.03% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 272nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,779 people, the population of Carthage increased 1.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,664 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), Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota (2), Tennessee 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.

  • Tatum [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tatum
    • Tatum [Rusk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tatum have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tatum<8>
  • Tenaha [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenaha
    • Tenaha [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenaha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenaha<8>
  • Timpson [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timpson
    • Timpson [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timpson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timpson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson<8>
  • Beckville [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckville
    • Beckville [Panola County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gary City [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary City
      • Gary City [Panola County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Carthage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary City<8>
    • Murvaul [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murvaul
      • Murvaul [Panola County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Carthage
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Murvaul. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murvaul
    • Buncome [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buncome
      • Buncome [Panola County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buncome
    • Clayton [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Panola County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
    • Center Point [Panola County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Panola County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • De Berry [Panola 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 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 4 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Carthage on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Panola County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carthage: www.carthagetexas.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Panola, 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>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 32.1566, Longitude: -94.3384    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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