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Harlan Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 25 photos
Dream of All Dreams
Harlan, Kentucky was named after Silas Harlan. Harlan is located in the far southeastern part of the state also called “ the eastern coal fields” reaching along the Virginia border and through the Appalachian mountains. Harlan is full of mountains some being high and some being low. The highest peak in Harlan, is on a mountain named Black mountain, which reaches its highest peak around 4345ft above sea level. You may have heard of black mountain before, because recently Black mountain was on the local news stations as along with some local students for helping save Black mountain, mountain top.
I myself live in another mountain located in Harlan. I live in Black Star, which is another mountain that is known through the U.S. for its’ major source of coal. Black star has one of the biggest coal operations through out the U.S. The coal dug in Harlan has supported many families in Harlan. The coal industry has declined in the last few years, because of its’ high cost, and the recent development of newer and safer technology.
Harlan county is also one of the most beautiful places in the world. Just take a walk in one of our parks, such as Kingdom Come State Park, or take a hike through one of Harlan’s nature trail tours. A walk through Harlan county’s
Hensley settlement is one of the most beautiful sites you will ever see. With the great population of wildlife in Harlan, you might be able to see a Black bear, Elk and even deer. These animals are always a enjoyment to see.
Harlan is also locally famous for local home town fun. In Harlan ever year they have a festival, which is called the Polk Salad Festival. The festival is great for meeting old friends and making new friends. Around the court house square you can check out all the booths set up, selling foods and games and also arts and crafts. You might even hear some of the best gospel and bluegrass music around during the festival. After checking out the festival you might be ready to take a big splash. Martins Fork Lake is also located Harlan. Martins Fork has a beach side on the lake where you can swim and even lay out in the sun if you want to.
After you have take in everything Harlan has to offer and your ready to head out, just remember to obey all laws and don’t speed leaving, because Harlan does have its’ on Kentucky State Police Post 10. So remember if you want to see some of the most beautiful sites you may ever see, just come on down to Harlan county, the dream of all dreams.
This is my former Pastor, [Rev. Ed Houston, Just picking away. He is an awesome singer and can play just about anything. My dad also can sing and play guitar. I play bass and guitar at times myself. Here in Eastern Kentucky it's not unusual to have a great singer in just about every household. There are a lot a famous singers from Eastern Kentucky like: The Judd's, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Scaggs, Keith Whitley, Patty Lovelace, the list goes on.
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