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Carbon County

carbonCarbon County is located in the East Central part of Pennsylvania. Within Carbon County's borders can be found a portion of the Pocono Resort area, and prestigious well-known colleges are just minutes away. Philadelphia and New York are each less than two hours away. Major employers in Carbon County include: Tuthill Corporation, John J. Jr. & Joseph J. Kovatch, Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Vacation Charters Ltd and Carbon County.* Carbon County (population 59,506, 383 square miles) was created on March 13, 1843, from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties. Its name alludes to its deposits of anthracite coal. Jim Thorpe, the county seat, was originally incorporated on January 26, 1850, as the borough of Mauch Chunk, an Indian name meaning "bear mountain." It was renamed in 1954 for the famous Indian athlete who is buried there. The Lehigh River, one of the finest and most popular whitewater rafting rivers in the East, winds through the heart of Carbon County. Other activities available in Carbon County include sightseeing and train rides, mountain biking and water-skiing, fall foliage festivals, arts and crafts fairs, and flea markets. 

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