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Welcome to Morehead ...

The city of Morehead is located in Rowan County<1> and is the County Seat for Rowan County.

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.

  • Owingsville [Bath County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owingsville
    • Owingsville [Bath County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Morehead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,564 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owingsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owingsville<7>
  • Olive Hill [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Hill
    • Olive Hill [Carter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Morehead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Hill<7>
  • Sandy Hook [Elliott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
    • Sandy Hook [Elliott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Morehead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Hook<7>
  • Frenchburg [Menifee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchburg
    • Frenchburg [Menifee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Morehead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Salt Lick [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Bath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Morehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lick<7>
    • Lakeview Heights [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Heights
      • Lakeview Heights [Rowan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Morehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Heights
    • Farmers [Rowan County]
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      • Farmers [Rowan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Morehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers
    • Elliottville [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliottville
      • Elliottville [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Morehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliottville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliottville
    • Haldeman [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haldeman
      • Haldeman [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Morehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haldeman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haldeman
    • Midland [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Bath County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Morehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morehead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Rowan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morehead.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morehead - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Morehead). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Morehead or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morehead) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morehead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoreheadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morehead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1795, Longitude: -83.4343    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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