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Harlan in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1819

 
 
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Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
1. County Named, 1819 Marker
Inscription.  For Major Silas Harlan, born Va., 1752, came to Ky. in 1774. Built Harlan's Station, 7 miles south of Harrodsburg on Salt River, 1778. Commanded spies, 1779, in Illinois campaign of Gen. George R. Clark, who said: "He was one of bravest soldiers that ever fought by my side." Killed, 1782, at the battle of Blue Licks while commanding his detachment. Buried at Blue Licks.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 785.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1752.
 
Location. 36° 50.817′ N, 83° 19.265′ W. Marker is in Harlan, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is at the intersection of East Central Street and South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west on East Central Street. Marker located on Courthouse Lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harlan KY 40831, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Burned (a few steps from this marker); The First Industry of Harlan County
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(a few steps from this marker); Famous People from Harlan County (a few steps from this marker); Spirit of the American Doughboy (a few steps from this marker); The L&N Railroad in Harlan County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Car of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan County Coal Miner Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harlan.
 
Also see . . .  A History of Silas Harlan. (Submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
County Named, 1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
2. County Named, 1819 Marker
County Named, 1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
3. County Named, 1819 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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