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Morehead is a city in Rowan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Gov. James T. Morehead.

The latitude of Morehead is 38.183N. The longitude is -83.432W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,914.


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Median household income
Local
$24,014
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Morehead demographic reports
Morehead is in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Guerrillas captured the city and burned the courthouse during the Civil War.

An 1880s feud spawned so much violence that it became known as the Rowan County War. The final gun battle took place on the streets of Morehead in 1887.

Claims the first night school in the country
Local festivals include:
  • Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Sept. 11-15, 2007
  • Rowan County Harvest Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • Cave Run Storytelling Festival - Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • Rowan County Fair - Aug. 14-18, 2007
  • Family Country Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
  • Old Time Fiddlers Convention - Oct. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Morehead web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Kentucky Folk Art Center
Colleges and universities: Morehead State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Morehead residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morehead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morehead was $13,415, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Morehead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Morehead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $769.


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Libraries in Morehead include Rowan County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Morehead include Morehead News

TV stations in Morehead include WKMR, WUPX.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMKY.

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Rowan County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morehead political report.

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The average commute time for Morehead workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Morehead include Comfort Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Knights Inn Morehead, Quality Inn Morehead, Super 8.

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