Harlan, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 4
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Incorporated: 1884-04-15
County: Harlan
Area Development CVADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: Mayor - Council
Type of Election (City Officials): Non-Partisan
City Waives Primary Election (City Officials): Yes

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Notes: Incorporated as Mt. Pleasant after the Indian mound upon which three of the county courthouses were built. Post office was later named Harlan Courthouse. Name changed to Harlan on March 13, 1912.
Population Estimates:
1990: 2832
1991: 2786
1992: 2740
1993: 2697
1994: 2649
1995: 2615
1996: 2536
1997: 2486
1998: 2430
1999: 2368
2000: 2063
2001: 2007
2002: 1986
2003: 1945
*Compiled by the Ky. State Data Center. Population Estimates may change as city boundaries are adjusted.
City Links:
  County Website
  Harlan County Genealogy

County Links:
  Harlan County PVA
Mayor 
Daniel Howard
Meeting Times: 
2nd Mon 7:00pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 2,081   1990: 2,686   1980: 3,024   1970: 3,318


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 1,639
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 1,745
 2014-11-21  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (Mayor-Council), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2011-10-11  Appointment of County Clerk (interim)      Filed by Harlan County Judge Executive Joseph A. Grieshop
 2004-10-11  Governor's Appointment  Executive Order #2004-1125    Magistrate for the 2nd District
 2001-10-12  Annexation  Woodland Hills  MAPPABLE  
 1992-11-20  Resignation      City Council Member
 1981-07-01  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE