Morehead, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 4
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Incorporated: 1869-01-26
County: Rowan
Area Development GADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: Mayor - Council
Type of Election (City Officials): Non-Partisan
City Waives Primary Election (City Officials): No

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Notes: Named in honor of Gov. James T. Morehead.
Population Estimates:
1990: 8481
1991: 8579
1992: 8659
1993: 8713
1994: 8755
1995: 8777
1996: 8820
1997: 8890
1998: 8933
1999: 8943
2000: 7586
2001: 7615
2002: 7606
2003: 7627
*Compiled by the Ky. State Data Center. Population Estimates may change as city boundaries are adjusted.
City Links:
  City Website
  Rowan County Genealogy

County Links:
  Rowan County PVA
Mayor 
David Perkins
Meeting Times: 
2nd Mon 6:00pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 5,914   1990: 8,357   1980: 7,789   1970: 7,191


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2016-11-16  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  33:2016  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 07:93 and corrects the description prepared for Resolution 03:2016.
 2016-11-16  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  07:93  MAPPABLE  Duplicate Filing. Four tracts located in Holiday Estates: 4.56 acres.
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 7,045
 2016-03-22  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  03:2016  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 07:93. Annexation includes four tracts in Holiday Estates: 852 Fraley Dr., 856 Fraley Dr., 860 Fraley Dr., & 864 Fraley Dr. Total annexed: 4.56 acres.
 2016-03-22  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  07:93  MAPPABLE  Duplicate Filing
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 6,845
 2014-07-24  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (Mayor-Council), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2012-02-02  Annexation  04:2012  MAPPABLE  Morehead State University Tract: Old Cranston Rd near the junction of Ky 32 (10.81 acres)
 2010-02-18  Annexation  02-2010  MAPPABLE  Rowan County Board of Education Tract: Ky 32 (20.07 acres)
 2007-12-22  Annexation  40:2007  MAPPABLE  Hallwood, Bd of Education, Viking, School District Finance Corp. & Dept of Education: 111.868a.
 2007-12-14  Notification of Appointment & Vacancy      Mayor & City Councilmember
 2007-10-11  Notification of Vacancy & Interim Appointment      Mayor
 2007-06-01  Annexation  08-2007  MAPPABLE  1225 Hallwood Drive: 2.005 acres.
 2007-06-01  Annexation  07-2007  MAPPABLE  1235 Hallwood Drive: 0.250 acres.
 2006-11-15  Annexation  29:2006  MAPPABLE  Viking Lane & Ky 32 Tract: 42.353 acres
 2006-07-21  Annexation  19:2006  MAPPABLE  Hallwood Development Tract: Bratton Branch Rd (21.653a; 0.04a exclusion for Dakota sewer station)
 2006-06-07  Annexation  10:2006  MAPPABLE  Bible Baptist Church, Tackett, Hamilton & Whittaker Tract: Ky 32 & Bratton Branch Rd (8.65 acres)
 2006-05-19  Annexation  04:2006  MAPPABLE  Fraley & Hallwood Development, LLC Parcels: Ky 32 & Triplett Creek (16.03 acres)
 1993-04-20  Annexation  08:93  MAPPABLE  
 1993-04-20  Annexation  07:93  MAPPABLE  
 1993-01-04  Annexation  25:92  MAPPABLE  
 1981-04-30  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE  


Pre KRS 81.045 Filings (1942 to July 15, 1980)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Notes
 1974-01-10  Annexation  #2936 (eff. 9/6/1973)  Rowan Circuit Court Judgment