Loyall is a Harlan county town just west of Harlan below the forks of the Cumberland River. It grew up around a railroad switch yard in the 1920s. The station at the yard was known as Shand, Shann, or Shonn. The origin of the name is unknown. The name Loyall may be after a railroad company official. Loyall was incorporated by 1924. The post office opened in 1922 as Shonn and was renamed Loyall in 1932. The population in 2010 was 1,461.
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