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The location of Carthage

Welcome to Carthage ...

The city of Carthage is located in Panola County and is the County Seat for Panola County.

The location of Carthage has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Carthage has a population of 6,521 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Telephone area codes for Carthage: (903) and (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Carthage: 75633<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carthage had a population of 6,779 people (or 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 total 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Carthage had an population of 6,521 people. This is a decrease of 3.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Carthage ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Tatum   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Carthage

Located in Rusk County

Tenaha   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Carthage

Located in Shelby County

Timpson   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Carthage

Located in Shelby County

Beckville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Carthage

Gary City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Carthage

Murvaul   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Carthage

Buncome   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Carthage

Clayton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Carthage

Center Point   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Carthage

De Berry   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Carthage

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

Websites for Carthage ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carthage. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carthage. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carthage.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carthage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).

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<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).

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<6>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 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 Carthage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carthage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1526, Longitude: -94.3365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carthage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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