Carbondale, California

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Coordinates: 38°24′32″N 121°00′25″W / 38.40889°N 121.00694°W / 38.40889; -121.00694

Unincorporated community
Carbondale is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°24′32″N 121°00′25″W / 38.40889°N 121.00694°W / 38.40889; -121.00694
Country United States
State California
County Amador County
Elevation[1] 223 ft (68 m)

Carbondale (formerly, Buckeye)[2] is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. It is located 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Ione on the Southern Pacific Railroad,[2] at an elevation of 223 feet (68 m).

The place's early economy was related to coal mining and shipment.[2] A post office operated at Carbondale from 1922 to 1955.[2]

Currently, only one residence remains in the general area of the town. Other than the remains of a school house, no other structures exist.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carbondale, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 461. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.