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Welcome to Morgantown ...

The city of Morgantown is located in Butler County<1> and is the County Seat for Butler County.

The location of Morgantown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morgantown has a population of 2,408 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Morgantown.

Morgantown is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Morgantown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Morgantown is located in the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Morgantown: 42261<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morgantown had an population of 2,408 people. This is an increase of 0.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morgantown had a population of 2,394 people (which is 18.87% of the total population of Butler County). This makes Morgantown the county's most populous community.

The population of Morgantown represents 0.06% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,394 people, the population of Morgantown decreased 5.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,544 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morgantown.

Communities Also Named Morgantown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Morgantown - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Maryland (2), Mississippi (3), Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morgantown.

Communities near Morgantown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morgantown.

  • Beaver Dam [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Ohio County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Morgantown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Dam<7>
  • Hartford [Ohio County]
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    • Hartford [Ohio County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Morgantown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<7>
  • Caneyville [Grayson County]
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    • Caneyville [Grayson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Morgantown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caneyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caneyville<7>
  • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakesboro
    • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Morgantown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesboro<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McHenry [Ohio County]
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      • McHenry [Ohio County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Rockport [Ohio County]
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      • Rockport [Ohio County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Rochester [Butler County]
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      • Rochester [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Morgantown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Woodbury [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Morgantown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
    • Mining City [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mining City
      • Mining City [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mining City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mining City
    • Provo [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
      • Provo [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo

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 Morgantown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morgantown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morgantown. 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 Morgantown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgantown. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Morgantown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morgantown ...

Looking for more information about Morgantown? 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 Morgantown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morgantown.

Adding Morgantown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Morgantown 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 Morgantown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Morgantown on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Morgantown on our Genealogy Page.

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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 Butler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morgantown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morgantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Morgantown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Morgantown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Morgantown) 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 Morgantown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MorgantownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2176, Longitude: -86.7002       In this case, the coordinates for Morgantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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