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Harlan Things to Do

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    Beautiful Rock church up on Pine Mountian

    by Gra8ful Updated Sep 27, 2005

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    Beautiful Pine Mountain in S.E. Kentucky
    Pine Mountain runs along the county line from the northeast to the southwest. The Pound Gap through Pine Mountain was an important passage for early settlers, and though most moved on, settlement in the area began around 1795. Pine Mountain Settlement school served to educate children many years ago it's no longer used as a full time school but serves to teach about environmental education so it is still serving local children as well as visiting children just about everyday. DID YOU KNOW Pine Mountain has moved? Pine Mountain, in the southeastern corner of Kentucky, sits atop the Pine Mountain Thrust Fault. A thrust fault is a tear in the upper part of the Earth's crust along which one block of strata is pushed up and over another block of strata. (Read all about it on this web page: http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/pinemountain.htm

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Harlan Restaurants

  • Brand New Beautiful Mexican restaurant.

    The Food is Super Fantastic and it's beautiful. Also my favorite food just happens to be Mexican. (PHOTO COMMING SOON) I love the Chicken fajitas the taste is wonderful and you can't eat all they give you so you have plenty of leftovers.

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  • Carrie's

    Carrie will great you, seat you, wait on you and serve you. I believe there were no more that 6 booths in the place. The lunch special includes plenty of fixin's. You won't go away hungrey. Any of the special home cooked meals.

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  • Main Street Cafe

    Located in a former department store, the restaurant shares space with a craft shop so you can browse while waiting for your lunch to arrive. The Main Street Cafe serves the courthouse crowd from around the corner.

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Harlan Shopping

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    by Gra8ful Written Sep 29, 2005

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    This place has the best buy on Clothes you can find anywhere. I have been to a lot of Belks but this one beats them all. I have never seen betters sales at any othe Belks store.

    What to buy: Clothes, Household, Gifts

    What to pay: Summer end sales are great I have paid $4.00 for tops and pants.

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Harlan Warnings and Dangers

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    Black Bear by B. Hensley

    by Gra8ful Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    Harlan county has seen more and more of an increase in the Black Bear population. Although black bears are generally not aggressive, they can be dangerous if certain rules of safety are not observed. Remember if you come face to face to one of the beautiful bears do not run
    from them or feed them
    . This will cause them to associate people with food and cause someone to get hurt or the bear to have to be killed.

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Harlan Off The Beaten Path

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    Walking around Pine Mountain, Harlan ,Ky.

    by Gra8ful Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    Harlan county has so many walking trails you could stroll on it seems forever before you ever reach a little community or town. Such as Blanton Forest , Pine Mountain, Kingdom Come state park, Lillie Cornett Woods, Liggett Mountain, Hensley's settlement, as well as Little Shepard trail, and of course The Sand Cave.

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Harlan Sports & Outdoors

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    Turkey Print

    by Gra8ful Updated Sep 27, 2005

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    The mountains in Harlan Kentucky are full of Turkey, Deer, Raccoons, Fox, Coyote, Bobcats, And now even Elk and Black Bear. The Elk and Black Bear population has just began to repopulate after many years, with the help of several restoration projects. Hunting for Deer, Raccoon, and Turkey is a pretty popular sport here all across Kentucky.

    Equipment: Of course you will want to dress proper for each season and according to the weather. Be sure to have a hunting license, it is a very enforced law here. You can get a license at any Local Court House and most Hunting supply stores. You can also get a discount with a Disability.

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  • Location Map of Harlan

    Harlan is located in the S.E. section of Kentucky. Right on the Va. state line. The people, The Mountains!!!

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  • 4-wheeling and Hiking

    Harlan is very mountainous. There are many trails a person could hike or ride on. Little Shepards trail leads to the Appalachian trail, which starts in North Carolina and ends in New York. I love going to Martin's Fork Lake and jumping from the Bridge.

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  • marca's General Tip

    It makes me sad when they build a highway to bypass a town and then they make it difficult to get into the town. With all the franchise outlets lining the highway I thought for a second that I was in NJ! Luckly, we were able to meet some of the local people as we were assigned to refurbish a house right in town.

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