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Harlan County, Kentucky


Page Contents for Harlan, Kentucky

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Harlan is approximately 2,686 (1990), 1745 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,277 (1990), 739 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harlan is 4.393 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harlan to Washington DC is 384 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harlan is positioned 36.84 degrees north of the equator and 83.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in southeastern Kentucky near the Virginia and Tennessee borders.
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History & History Related Items

Kentucky Coal Miners page - the life and times of coal miners in Kentucky, particularly in the coal fields of Harlan County, Kentucky.

Pioneers that settled in Harlan, Kentucky crossed through the great Cumberland Gap. Harlan was created in 1819 from a portion of Knox County, Kentucky. Coal Mining was the chief source of income and created strife and turmoil in this remote part of the state. Numerous books and films have preserved the history of Harlan, including the academy award winning documentary, Harlan County USA. Harlan County history and informational website.
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Harlan City Government

Harlan City Clerk
13 South 1st Street
Harlan, KY 40831
Phone: (606) 573-2912


Harlan County Court House
205 Central Street
Harlan, Kentucky-40831-0670

Harlan County Court Clerk Office
210 E Central St # 205
Harlan, KY 40831-2353
Phone: 606-573-3636

Harlan Historical Events

Coal Mine Strike in early 1900's
This event in Harlan, Kentucky seemed to involve underground operations. People's lives were sacrificed for the cause. These were local people who were leading the coal strike.

Harlan Chamber

Harlan County Chamber of Commerce
115 North Cumberland Avenue
P.O. Box 268
Harlan, Kentucky 40831
Phone: 606-573-4717

Harlan Organizations

Harlan County Chamber of Commerce
115 North Cumberland Avenue
P.O. Box 268
Harlan, Kentucky 40831
Phone: 606-573-4717

Harlan Libraries

Harlan County Public Library
107 North 3rd Street
Harlan, KY 40831
Phone: (606) 573-5220
fax: (606) 573-5220

Harlan Schools

Harlan County Schools
251 Ball Park Road
Harlan, KY 40831
Phone: 606-573-4330
Fax: 606-573-5767

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