Rowan County, Kentucky

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Rowan (pronounced /roʊˈæn/)[citation needed] is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 22,094. Its county seat is Morehead[1]. The county was created in 1856 from adjacent counties originally part of Mason county, and named for John Rowan, who represented Kentucky in the U.S. House and Senate.

With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county—a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city, in this case Morehead, where package alcohol sales are allowed.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 286 square miles (741 km2), of which 281 square miles (728 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) is water. Its highest Point is "Limestone Knob" at about 1,409 feet (429 m) above mean sea level.

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