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Welcome to Harlan ...

The city of Harlan is located in Harlan County and is the County Seat for Harlan County.

The location of Harlan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Harlan has a population of 1,531 people<2> (see below for details).

Harlan was established in 1796.

The community of Harlan is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harlan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Harlan is within the boundaries of the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Harlan: 40831<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Harlan had an population of 1,531 people. This is a decrease of 12.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 26.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harlan had a population of 1,745 people (or 5.96% of the total population of Harlan County). This makes Harlan the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Harlan represents 0.04% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 154th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,745 people, the population of Harlan decreased 16.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,081 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harlan.

Communities Also Named Harlan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Harlan - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harlan.

Communities near Harlan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harlan.

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    • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County]

      • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Harlan
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    • Pennington Gap [Lee County]

      • Pennington Gap [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Harlan
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    • Jonesville [Lee County]

      • Jonesville [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Harlan
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    • Evarts [Harlan County]

      • Evarts [Harlan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Harlan
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    • Wallins Creek [Harlan County]

      • Wallins Creek [Harlan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Harlan
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    • Saint Charles [Lee County]

      • Saint Charles [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Harlan
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    • Mary Alice [Harlan County]

      • Mary Alice [Harlan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Harlan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mary Alice
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    • Bobs Creek [Harlan County]

      • Bobs Creek [Harlan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Harlan
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    • South Wallins [Harlan County]

      • South Wallins [Harlan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Harlan
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    • Bledsoe [Harlan County]

      • Bledsoe [Harlan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Harlan
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harlan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harlan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harlan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harlan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harlan. See our Newspapers Page for Harlan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harlan ...

Looking for more information about Harlan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harlan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harlan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kentucky

About Harlan County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harlan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harlan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harlan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harlan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harlan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harlan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harlan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harlan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harlan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8471, Longitude: -83.3140       In this case, the coordinates for Harlan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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