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Downtown Morehead has made the National Register of Historic Places


A Kentucky downtown area is the most recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Rowan County’s Downtown Morehead Historic District has been deemed worthy of preservation.

The Downtown Morehead Historic District includes 53 commercial, government and residential buildings that were built between 1881 and 1969. Three notable structures are included in the district. The circa 1899 Richardsonian Romanesque Rowan County Courthouse, the circa 1910 C&O Passenger Depot, and the circa 1880-81 Lexington & Big Sandy Railroad Freight Station.

The National Register of Historic Places is an honorary list, meaning there are no restrictions on property owners within the designation. However, it does mean that owners are eligible to apply for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to offset the cost of preservation and adaptive reuse.

Kentucky has the fifth highest number of listings on the National Register in the country.

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Samantha was a reporter and All Things Considered Host from 2019 to 2023. Sam is also a graduate of Morehead State University and worked for MSU's Public Radio Station.
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