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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
MayorLarry JohnsonJanuary 2, 2022
City ClerkLori ShiresAppointed
CouncilDave Clark – appointed to fill vacancy January 2, 2022
CouncilMike Kempton January 2, 2022
CouncilJohn Gebbie – appointed to fill vacancy January 2, 2022
CouncilHarold Wayne Mitchell January 2, 2022
CouncilDonna Rochau January 2, 2022