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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. The county was formed on December 7, 1822. The county seat is West Liberty. Morgan county is named for Daniel Morgan, a distinguished general in the American Revolutionary War.
General Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) Revolutionary War officer and United States congressman.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Morgan County was formed on December 7, 1822 from portions of Bath County and Floyd County The county 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.
Morgan county is among the dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.
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.
Morgan county is located in east Kentucky in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountain Range and is made up of beautiful rolling hills and wide valleys along the Grassy, Blackwater, Elk Fork and Caney Creeks as well as the Licking River Valley.
Bordering counties are as follows: