Morgan County was formed in 1817 from portions of Anderson and Roane counties. It was named in honor of Daniel Morgan who lived from 1736 to 1802. Morgan was an American Revolutionary War officer who commanded the troops that defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens, and who later served as a U.S. congressman from Virginia. The original county seat was Montgomery until 1870 when it moved to Wartburg. The county has a population count of 21,579 residents calling the 522 square mileage county home.
The area was originally called the Delaware New Purchase until it was divided into Wabash County in the northwest and Delaware County in the southeast on January 2 in 1820. Those counties soon after dissolved and the areas came to be called the “Wabash New Purchase” and “Delaware New Purchase” which was renamed (again) the “Adams New Purchase” in 1827. Subsequently, 35 counties (including Morgan which was authorized on February 15 in 1822) were carved out of the original area. It was named for Gen. Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens in the Revolutionary War. With a total area of 409 square miles and has a population count of 70,116 residents.
Morgan County was formed on December 7, 1822, from portions of Bath County and Floyd counties. It was named for Daniel Morgan who was a distinguished general in the American Revolutionary War. Morgan [county] is the county seat to the city of West Liberty, KY. It holds a current population of 13,345 residents while having a total area of 384 square miles.