Carbondale is on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway ten miles south of Boston in southern Bowie County. It was named for the coal deposits in the area. A post office was established there in 1907 and remained open into the 1950s. In 1925 the reported population was thirty-five. In 1982 the town had thirty residents and no rated businesses. Through 2000 the population was still thirty.

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Place type

Carbondale is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.31512240
Longitude: -94.44131040

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2014