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Country United States
State Kentucky
County Harlan
 • Total 57.4 sq mi (149 km2)
 • Land 57.4 sq mi (149 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,320 ft (400 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 731
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 40815
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, whose ancestor is said to have been one 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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