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West Liberty Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 100 photos

West Liberty is the county seat of Morgan County. Currently, it has around 3,000 people. The name West Liberty always confused me because the town of Liberty is actually west of West Liberty which should have made West Liberty “East Liberty.” But no, this is not the case. In actuality, the county seat of Pike County was going to be called “Liberty” so this town really would have been west of it. Back in its heyday it was a hopping little town with an active downtown area and the Sorghum Festival in the fall. Now, like many other small towns, the downtown area has pretty much dried up. Although, they still have the Sorghum Festival in September. The problem with West Liberty’s downtown drying up is that they don’t have anywhere else to go. With Richmond, they built the Bypass and businesses relocated there. They also have a mall and other sources of businesses around town. West Liberty only had downtown and when it started going, the whole town started going. You definitely won’t see a subdivision here.

Even since I was born things have rapidly been changing. There used to be a really good country-cooking restaurant down from the movie theatre and I ate there all the time when I was seven. It was a big deal, driving from Hazel Green to West Liberty and eating in a restaurant like that since Hazel Green didn’t have any restaurants at all. There was also a little diner across the street from the theatre. We would have ice cream there. Since then it has been torn down and now there’s a bank there. The movie theatre was the source of much entertainment. That goodness it’s still around. I saw “Beetlejuice”, “Three Men and a Baby”, “Flowers in the Attic”, and “The Flintstones” there.

  • Last visit to West Liberty: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Ericasmurf99's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2006 at 11:38 AM

    Just FYI on your danger tip, they finally finshed the road! Cuts off quite a chunk of time now when driving out of WL.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2006 at 10:37 PM

    Thanks for the helpful info. I've been to West Liberty, and am planning to take Karen down that way.


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