Rowan County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Rowan County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 24,662.[1] Its county seat is Morehead.[2]

Rowan County
Rowan County Arts Center (formerly Rowan County Courthouse) in Morehead
Rowan County Arts Center (formerly Rowan County Courthouse) in Morehead
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rowan County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°11′N 83°25′W / 38.19°N 83.42°W / 38.19; -83.42
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1856
Named forJohn Rowan
SeatMorehead
Largest cityMorehead
Area
 • Total286 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Land280 sq mi (700 km2)
 • Water6.5 sq mi (17 km2)  2.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total24,662
 • Density86/sq mi (33/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.moreheadrowan.org
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References

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  1. "QuickFacts: Rowan County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.