Kentucky has one hundred and twenty counties, third in the US behind
Texas's (254) and Georgia's (159.) Washington County was the first county formed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when it reached statehood, and the sixteenth county formed
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Morgan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,923. Its county seat is West
Liberty. The county is among the dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.
Etymology - Origin of Morgan County Name
Gen. Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) Revolutionary War officer and
Morgan County was formed on December 7, 1822 from portions of Bath County and Floyd County It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the
county ranges from 690 to 1400 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 13,948 in a land area of 381.26
square miles, an average of 36.6 people per square mile. The county seat is West Liberty.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 384 square miles (990 km2), of which 300 square miles (780 km2) is land
and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (0.7%) is water