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Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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=== Description ===
 The County was named for Silas Harlan. The County has Harlan as its seat and the County was created 1819. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="14.2%" align="center" | | width="14.2%" align="center" |1820| width="14.2%" align="center" |18501821
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911 are missing. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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=== Populated Places ===
{{KY Populated Places Intro|For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,095,c,harlan.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan}}County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Kentucky, accessed 14 August 2018.</ref>
{{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| widthcities-col1="60%"<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham,_Kentucky Benham]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]</div>|cities-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evarts,_Kentucky Evarts]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan,_Kentucky Harlan] (county seat)</div>| valigncities-col3="top" width="20%"| <div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyall,_Kentucky Loyall]* Ages[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch,_Kentucky Lynch]</div><!--towns column-------------------><!--villages column-------------------><!--unincorp column-------------------------------------------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>
* Alva
* Bailey Creek
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo,_Kentucky Bardo]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baxter,_Kentucky Baxter]* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BenhamBenito,_Kentucky BenhamBenito]* Benito* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Laurel,_Kentucky Big Laurel]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bottom,_Kentucky Black Bottom]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjoe,_Kentucky Blackjoe]
* Black Mountain
* Blackjoe
* Blair
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bledsoe,_Kentucky Bledsoe]
* Bobs Creek
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside* Cawood,_Kentucky Brookside]
* Chad
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet* Closplint,_Kentucky Chevrolet]
* Clover
* Clover-Darby
* Clovertown
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closplint,_Kentucky Closplint]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutts,_Kentucky Clutts]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldiron,_Kentucky Coldiron]
* Colts
* Coxton* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranks,_Kentucky Cranks]
* Crummies
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland,_Kentucky Cumberland]
* Darkmont
* Dillon
* Dione
* Divide
* [https://wwwen.familysearchwikipedia.org/searchwiki/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=1217312&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20Harlan%2C%20Dizney%22 Dizney,_Kentucky Dizney]</div> | valign="top" widthunincorp-col2="20%"| <div>
* Dressen
* Elcomb[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draper,_Kentucky Draper]* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EvartsElcomb,_Kentucky EvartsElcomb]
* Farmers Mill
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_Meadows,_Kentucky Fresh Meadows]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lejunior,_Kentucky Gano]
* Gatun
* Georgetown
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Ash,_Kentucky Golden Ash]
* Harlan Gas
* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Harlan|subject|disp=Harlan}}* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highsplint,_Kentucky Highsplint]
* Hiram
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmes_Mill,_Kentucky Holmes Mill]* Keith* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentenia,_Kentucky Kentenia]* Kenvir* Kilday[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kildav,_Kentucky Kildav]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitts,_Kentucky Kitts]
* Laden
* Layman
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenarue,_Kentucky Lenarue]
* Liggett
* Longton
* Louellen* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoyallLouellen,_Kentucky LoyallLouellen]* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LynchMary_Helen,_Kentucky LynchMary Helen]* Martins Fork* [https://wwwen.familysearchwikipedia.org/searchwiki/catalog/2781130?availability=Mesa%20Arizona%20FamilySearch%20Library Martins ForkMolus,_Kentucky Molus]* Mary Alice* Mary Helen* Molus* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harlan%2C+Mount+Pleasant|subject|disp=Mount Pleasant}}* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolansburg,_Kentucky Nolansburg| valign="top" width="20%"| ]* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PathforkPine_Mountain,_Kentucky Pathfork]* Pine Mountain]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putney,_Kentucky Putney]</div> | unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbud,_Kentucky Redbud]
* Rex
* Rhea
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgeway,_Kentucky Ridgeway]
* Rileyville
* Rio Vista
* River Ridge
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosspoint,_Kentucky Rosspoint]
* Rutherford
* Sampson
* Sand Hill
* Shields
* Short Town
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith,_Kentucky Smith]* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_WallinsStanfill,_Kentucky South WallinsStanfill]* Stanfill* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine,_Harlan_County,_Kentucky Sunshine]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacky_Town,_Kentucky Tacky Town]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teetersville,_Kentucky Teetersville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Spot,_Kentucky Ten Spot]
* Three Point
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Can_Alley,_Kentucky Tin Can Alley ] (hist.)* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totz,_Kentucky Totz]
* Tremont
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tway,_Kentucky Tway]
* Twila
* Verda* [httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_CreekVerda,_Kentucky Wallins CreekVerda]* Wilhoit
* Woods
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yancey,_Kentucky Yancey]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages,_Kentucky Ages]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cawood,_Kentucky Cawood]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldiron,_Kentucky Coldiron]</div>|census-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coxton,_Kentucky Coxton]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenvir,_Kentucky Kenvir]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfork,_Kentucky Pathfork]</div>| census-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wallins,_Kentucky South Wallins]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallins_Creek,_Kentucky Wallins Creek]</div><!--townships column-------------------><!--ghost towns column------------------->}
=== History Timeline ===
{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Harlan}}
{{KY Military Intro|Harlan}}
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170413224023/http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
==== Civil War ====
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843 Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch
*'''1852-1861''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
*'''1874-1875''' - Harlan County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517452}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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