Harlan in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Famous People from Harlan County
Harlan County has had many claims to fame over the years and people across the world have heard of Bloody Harlan or watched as Harlan was put on the small screen in FX's Justified. However, our county has also seen it's share of notable people, trailblazers and celebrities:
Bernie Bickerstaff, NBA Coach Rebecca Caudill, Author of Children's Books Jerry Chestnut, Country Music Songwriter Carl H. Dodd, Korean War Soldier and Medal of Honor Recipient Wah Wah Jones, NBA Player Nick Lachey, Singer / Actor Cawood Ledford, University of Kentucky Basketball and Football Announcer George Ella Lyon, Author and Poet Florence Reece, Songwriter Jordan Smith, winner of NBC's the Voice (2015) and Singer
Erected by Harlan County, Kentucky.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Sports • War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 36° 50.824′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 E Central St, 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); County Named, 1819 (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); The First Industry of Harlan County (within shouting distance of 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.
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 656 times since then and 358 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.