Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,923. Its county seat is West Liberty. The county is among the dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited. Morgan County was formed on December 7, 1822 from portions of Bath County and Floyd County. It was named for Daniel Morgan, a distinguished general in the American Revolutionary War.
The history of Christian churches in the county was documented in A History of the Churches of Christ in Morgan County Kentucky, a thesis by Luke Bolin in 1941, which included pictures of churches and group pictures of people associated with the churches.
Morgan County was hit by an EF3 tornado on March 2, 2012, which cost the lives of six people and injured many others. Following the tornado, Morgan County’s population decreased, but the county seat still has a strong population for a small town.
Morgan County had begun building a new court house in 2011, but the tornado delayed its construction to late 2013.