"Morehead, Rowan County" Morehead by Ericasmurf99

Morehead Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 19 photos

A College Town

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in the Daniel Boone National Forest and just a short drive from Cave Run Lake. Morehead is a great destination for outdoor recreation!

Morehead is also a major college town. You have Morehead State University and Rowan County Technical Center located here. Students are not just from Eastern Kentucky, they come from all around the world! So you will see a very diverse population in Morehead.

Morehead Factoids

Rowan County, the 104th county in order of formation, is located in the mountains of northeastern Kentucky. It is bounded by Fleming, Lewis, Carter, Elliott, Morgan, Menifee, and Bath counties and has an area of 282 square miles. Rowan County was formed from sections of Fleming and Morgan counties in 1856. The county was named for John ROWAN, who represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives (1807-09) and the U.S. Senate (1825-31). The county seat is MOREHEAD, the largest city in the county.

The population of Rowan County is over 20,000. This is due to the two colleges.

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