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Cawood, Kentucky
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Coordinates: 36°47′2″N 83°13′42″W / 36.78389°N 83.22833°W / 36.78389; -83.22833Coordinates: 36°47′2″N 83°13′42″W / 36.78389°N 83.22833°W / 36.78389; -83.22833
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Harlan
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,320 ft (400 m)
 • Total 731
 • Density 501/sq mi (193.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 21-13582
GNIS feature ID 489151

Cawood is a census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 731 at the 2010 census.

A post office in Cawood was established in 1890 by Wilson S. Hensley. He said one of his ancestors was Berry Cawood, a hero of the Revolutionary War.


As of the 2010 census there were 731 people, 292 households, and 210 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 39 people per square mile (61.1/km2).

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