About

Morehead is located in Eastern Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It was founded in 1854 by Colonel John Hargis and named after James T Morehead, a politician who served as governor of Kentucky from 1834 to 1836.

With a population of nearly 7,000, Morehead is home to Morehead State University, one of the Top 25 Universities in the South, Cave Run Lake, an amazing recreational attraction and Eastern Kentucky’s largest lake, Rowan County Senior High School, a Top 100 High School in Kentucky and St. Claire Regional Medical Center, the second largest employer in the region. Morehead is located within the Daniel Boone National Forest along the Sheltowee Trace Trail and recently became the third city in Kentucky to be designated a Trail Town.

Please visit Morehead Tourism to learn more about what this great city has to offer!