Introduction to Carbondale, Illinois
Carbondale, Illinois is 84 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Jackson county. The population of the city is 20,681.
Carbondale was founded and named by Daniel Brush. It was established by Mr. Brush to develop coal-mining in the area. It was incorporated as a village during the Civil War. After the war, Carbondale developed rapidly as a center of transport and business. It also began developing as a center of education with the establishment of Carbondale College, which eventually became Southern Illinois College.
Carbondale and nearby Attractions
- Cedar Lake
- Crab Orchard Lake
- Giant City State Park
- Gen. John A. Logan Museum
- Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center
Things To Do In Carbondale
The Cedar Lake at Carbondale is a popular spot where one can boat, swim, or fish. The beach is an ideal place for relaxation and other recreational activities. Carbondale Park District offers facilities for many activities. It is a regular venue for concerts and other recreational activities. The park district also has a highly rated 18-hole golf course.
Southern Illinois Airport provides air transport.
Carbondale Higher Education
Southern Illinois University is a reputed institution for higher education. One can also enroll at the John A. Logan College and South East Missouri State University.