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Welcome to Morehead ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Morehead has a population of 7,669 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Morehead.
Morehead is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Morehead lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Morehead: (606)
The ZIP code for Morehead: 40351<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morehead had an population of 7,669 people. This is an increase of 12.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.68% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Morehead had a population of 6,845 people (which is 29.34% of the total population of Rowan County). This makes Morehead the county's most populous community.
The population of Morehead represents 0.16% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,845 people, the population of Morehead increased 15.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,914 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Morehead.
Communities Also Named Morehead ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kentucky communities named Morehead: This one is located in Rowan County and the other is located in Muhlenberg County.
Beyond Kentucky, there are 4 communities that are also named Morehead - they are located in Kansas, North Carolina and Quebec.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morehead.
Communities near Morehead ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morehead.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morehead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morehead.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morehead. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morehead.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morehead. See our Newspapers Page for Morehead.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morehead ...
Looking for more information about Morehead? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Morehead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morehead.
Adding Morehead to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Morehead in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Morehead was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Morehead on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kentucky (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Morehead on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022