Place:Rowan, Kentucky, United States

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Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population was 23,333. Its county seat is Morehead. 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.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1853 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1866 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2,282
1870 2,991
1880 4,420
1890 6,129
1900 8,277
1910 9,438
1920 9,467
1930 10,893
1940 12,734
1950 12,708
1960 12,808
1970 17,010
1980 19,049
1990 20,353

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External links

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