Harlan, Iowa

The population of Harlan, Iowa from US census data

City in Shelby County, Iowa, along the West Nishnabotna River.

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Shelby County, Iowa

County located in the U.S. state of Iowa.

Population of Shelby County from US census data
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Shelby County

The county seat is Harlan.

Nishnabotna River

Tributary of the Missouri River in southwestern Iowa, northwestern Missouri and southeastern Nebraska in the United States.

The mouth of the Nishnabotna River at the Missouri River viewed from the southwest
Flooding (and levee breach) at the confluence on June 16, 2011, during the 2011 Missouri River floods viewed from the northeast. The meander in the river is where it briefly crosses from Missouri to Nebraska on McKissick Island and then back to Missouri before entering the Missouri River.
This excerpt from the Lewis and Clark map of 1814 shows the rivers of southwest Iowa, southeast Nebraska, and northwest Missouri. The "Nish-na-bot-to-na River" is seen in the west-central portion of the map.
Topographic map of the McKissick Island area

The West Nishnabotna River rises in southwestern Carroll County and also flows generally south-southwestwardly through Crawford, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills and Fremont Counties, past the towns of Manning, Irwin, Kirkman, Harlan, Avoca, Hancock, Oakland and Carson.

Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson at Swecon 2018

Kij Johnson (born Katherine Irenae Johnson January 20, 1960 in Harlan, Iowa) is an American writer of fantasy.

James Harlan (Iowa politician)

Attorney and politician, a member of the United States Senate, a U.S. Cabinet Secretary at the United States Department of Interior under President Andrew Johnson, and a Federal Judge.

Hon. James Harlan
James Harlan's statue was one of two representing Iowa in the U.S. Capitol until its replacement.

The city of Harlan, Iowa in Shelby County was named for him.

Lynn Reynolds

American director and screenwriter.

From a 1920 magazine ad
Lynn Reynolds, Director ad in The Film Daily, 1926
It Happened in Honolulu (1916)

Reynolds was born in Harlan, Iowa and died in Los Angeles, California, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Tiny Lund

American stock car racer.

Tiny Lund holding up his son Christopher prior to racing (circa 1971)
1963 Tiny Lund/Wood Brothers NASCAR car or replica

There is a Tiny Lund Grandstand at Daytona International Speedway, and in his hometown of Harlan, Iowa, there is a local dirt-track International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Modified race, the Tiny Lund Memorial, with over 200 entries annually for this popular event.

Johnny Beauchamp

Johnny Beauchamp (March 23, 1923 – April 17, 1981) was an American NASCAR driver from Harlan, Iowa.

Harlan Community School District

The Harlan Community School District is a rural public school district based in Harlan, Iowa.

Jacksonville, Iowa

Unincorporated community and census-designated place in Jackson Township, Shelby County, Iowa, in the United States.

Sign at Contra Costa Centre Transit Village, an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, north of the city of Walnut Creek.

The district serves the towns of Harlan, Defiance, Earling, Panama, Portsmouth and Westphalia, the unincorporated communities of Jacksonville and Corley, and the surrounding rural areas.

Greg Lansing

American college basketball coach.

NCAA men's college basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils

Originally from Harlan, Iowa, Lansing played college basketball at South Dakota and was the North Central Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1990.