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
2608 South Highway 421, Harlan, Kentucky, 40831, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.more