Status: Active Town
Current Population: 600
Elevation: 1,184 Feet ( 361 meters)
Gallery: View 1 Carbonado, Washington Photo
Date Settled: na
Peak Population: na
Primary Mineral: Coal
Carbonado served as an important coal mining community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the town operated the largest coal mine in Pierce County. The worst coal mining disaster in Washington occurred here in 1899, when an explosion in the Carbon Hill coal mine killed thirty-two miners.