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Rowan County, Kentucky

US county information
NameRowan County
US Area
Total Area286.25 sq mi (741.4 km2)
Land Area280.82 sq mi (727.3 km2)
Water Area5.43 sq mi (14.1 km2)
Population22094 (2000)
Density30.5/km2 (79/sq mi)
Named forSenator John Rowan
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Rowan (c-eniconroʊˈæn) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 22,094. 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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