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Originally named Walters, the town of Carbon got a new name after coal was discovered in the area in the 1850s. Coal mining continued as an important industry through the early 20th century.

Carbon’s population peaked at nearly 400 in the 1940s. According to the 2010 census, Carbon is currently home to 34 residents.

Community Leadership

PositionOffice HolderTerm Ends
MayorJohn GebbieJanuary 2, 2024
City ClerkMarti GebbieAppointed
CouncilDaryl Magnuson – appointed to fill vacancy January 2, 2024
CouncilMike Kempton January 2, 2024
CouncilCathy Jones January 2, 2024
CouncilMartin Jones January 2, 2024
CouncilDonna Rochau January 2, 2024