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Overview

Introduction to Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan county, is 56 miles W of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 58 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky.

Morehead History

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 every year.

Morehead Transportation

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,615
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+2,916
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married22.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,079
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,877
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,623

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,057
% Above Poverty Level70.8%
% Below Poverty Level29.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone44.6%
Median Gross Rent$548
Median House Value$167,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Irish15.1%
English10.5%
German10.3%
Scottish1.9%
Arab1.8%
Polish1.2%
Dutch0.9%
French Except Basque0.5%
Russian0.4%
Italian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Morehead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rowan County
Standard Zip Codes40351
Phone Area Codes606
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude38.19
Approximate Longitude-83.44

Morehead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFARMERS 2 S
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationMAYSVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance39.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationPAINTSVILLE 1 E
Distance43.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Frenchburg633$0
Olive Hill1,771$33,690
Owingsville1,896$36,397
Salt Lick307$37,188
Sandy Hook655$29,500
Wellington450$112,917

Morehead Public Libraries

Rowan County Public Library
175 BEACON HILL DRIVE
Morehead, Kentucky
(606) 784-7137

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Morehead Hospitals

St. Claire Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
222 Medical Circle
(606) 783-6500

Morehead Public Schools

Bluegrass Discovery Academy High
415 West Sun St
ZIP: 40351
(606) 780-9992
High
Total Enrollment 12
Bluegrass Discovery Academy Middle
415 West Sun St
ZIP: 40351
(606) 780-9992
Middle
Total Enrollment 13
Mcbrayer Elementary School
550 Viking Dr
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-1204
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Morehead Youth Development Center
495 Forest Hills Drive
ZIP: 40351
(606) 783-8575
High
Total Enrollment 19
Rodburn Elementary School
91 Christy Creek Rd
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Rowan County Middle School
415 W Sun St
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-8911
Middle
Total Enrollment 710
Rowan County Preschool Center
455 W Sun St
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-7721
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Rowan County Senior High School
499 Viking Drive
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-8956
High
Total Enrollment 937
Sunrise Children's Services - Morehead
2495 Cranston Rd
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-5882
High
Total Enrollment 10
Tilden Hogge Elementary School
5955 Cranston Rd
ZIP: 40351
(606) 784-4604
Primary
Total Enrollment 204

Morehead Private Schools

Lakeside Christian Academy
2535 Us Highway 60 W
ZIP: 40351
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 158
Rowan County Christian Academy
576 Sunset Ln
ZIP: 40351
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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