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

The L&N Railroad in Harlan County

 
 
The L&N Railroad in Harlan County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
1. The L&N Railroad in Harlan County Marker
Inscription.  
The Louisville ad Nashville railroad extended its railroad into Harlan County which was accomplished in 1910. This marked the beginning of the rapid development of one of the leading coal fields in the United States. Harlan County quickly emerged from an obscure, backwoods mountain county to an industrial field recognized all over our country for its superior grade of coal.

Low in ash and Sulphur, Harlan coal has the best all-around coal in the world for this time and quickly contributes to building our great nation.
 
Erected by Harlan County, Kentucky.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 36° 50.815′ N, 83° 19.28′ W. Marker is in Harlan, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is on East Central Street just east of South 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker located on the Courthouse Lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 E Central St, Harlan KY 40831, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Spirit of the American Doughboy (here, next to this marker); Courthouse Burned (a few steps from this marker); Famous People from Harlan County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1819 (a few steps from this marker); First Car of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Industry of Harlan County (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.
 
The L&N Railroad in Harlan County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
2. The L&N Railroad in Harlan County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 286 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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