Morehead is located in the eastern region of Kentucky and is the county seat of Rowan County. The city is best known as the home of Morehead State University which has its roots in the aftermath of the Rowan County War. The town also has thriving art and history societies. Landmarks featured in this tour highlight each of these characteristics, such as the Morehead Folk Art Center and the historical marker for The Rowan County War. Sites not featured on this tour as a result of their distance from the center of town include the site of the old Morehead Normal School and Hargis Hall.