About Carbondale, IL
Originally settled in 1852, the city of Carbondale sits at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest's northern end. You will find plenty of beautiful outdoor scenery here, with lots of possible activities to engage in. Carbondale is a regional center, providing shopping and employment for many people living in the areas just outside the city. The nearby Carbondale University draws people from all over Illinois, and is affiliated with PBS television, making this city even more of a draw.