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Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carbon County

 
 
Carbon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
1. Carbon County Marker
Inscription.  Formed March 13, 1843 from Northampton and Monroe counties. Carbon is the basic element of this area's rich deposits of anthracite coal. The county seat, incorporated in 1850 as Mauch Chunk, was renamed in 1954 for Jim Thorpe, Indian athlete.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersSports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 51.825′ N, 75° 44.274′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on Hazard Square just north of Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Self Made Man (a few steps from this marker); Joe Boyle Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Packer Mansion (within
Carbon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 5, 2019
2. Carbon County Marker
Minus the scaffolding
shouting distance of this marker); Anthracite (within shouting distance of this marker); From Mountain to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Mauch Chunk Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); National War Savings Campaign of 1918 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for Jim Thorpe at the location for the old Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
 
Also see . . .
1. Carbon County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. MarkerQuest - Carbon County. Further information and links relating to Carbon County. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Carbon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
3. Carbon County Marker
Carbon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
4. Carbon County Marker
View is from the intersection of Broadway and Susquehanna Street. The clock tower on the left is part of the Carbon County Courthouse. The marker is out of view behind the Do Not Enter sign on the left, between the clock tower and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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