The area was settled by Moravian Missionaries in the 1700's. Carbon County was formed in 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties.
Carbon County is part of the Lehigh Valley Region of Northeastern Pa., although the Eastern portion is actually part of the Pocono Mountains.
Carbon County was blessed with rich deposits of anthracite coal. It owes its heritage the the people who settled here to mine that coal.
The county seat is Jim Thorpe.