Pine Mountain, Kentucky

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Pine Mountain, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Pine Mountain is located in Kentucky
Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain is located in the US
Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain
Coordinates: 36°56′55″N 83°10′56″W / 36.94861°N 83.18222°W / 36.94861; -83.18222Coordinates: 36°56′55″N 83°10′56″W / 36.94861°N 83.18222°W / 36.94861; -83.18222
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Harlan
Elevation 1,745 ft (532 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 514594[1]

Pine Mountain is an unincorporated community in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. It is known as the home of the Pine Mountain Settlement School. A century ago, Pine Mountain was the home of skilled and fluent folk singers, who remembered and sang the songs of their ancestors, handed down through generations. Many of their songs were preserved for posterity by visiting fieldworkers, including Lorraine Wyman and Cecil Sharp, who used the Settlement School as a base.

Pine Mountain once had a post office [2] but it is now closed.

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