Introduction to Morehead, Kentucky
The city of Morehead is the county seat in Rowan County. The city was named after Gov. James T. Morehead who was the first native - born governor of the state. The history of Morehead dates back to the late 19th century when it became the battlezone of the Rowan Country War. The first settlers of the area migrated from Virginia to claim land grants for service in the Revolutionary War. Most of the immigrants settled in fertile valleys along the Licking River and Triplett Creek. One of the first communities to evolve was farmers who were located in the western part of the county on the Licking River. The city since then has evolved in to forefront of business and education.
Morehead and nearby Attractions
- Kentucky Folk Art Center
- Carter Caves State Resort Park
- Cane Ridge Meeting House
- Daniel Boone National Forest
- Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
- Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
Things To Do In Morehead
Tourists can visit several historic sites which includes the Cane Ridge Meeting House and Blue Licks Battlefield State Park. The park is a reminiscence of 1782 Revolutionary War battle field. Tourists can also be a part of the local festivities by participating in the Cave Run Storytelling Festival which occurs in September and Family Country Festival that takes place in the month of June evey year.
Air transportation is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Morehead Higher Education
Morehead State University, Shawnee State University, Kentucky Christian College, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College offer higher educational opportunities.