Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is the county seat called West Liberty, when it is actually located some hundred miles east of Liberty?
A: When Morgan County's Wells Mill settlement was to be officially established as the county seat, Pike County was in the process of creating its own county seat, rumored to be called "Liberty." To honor their eastern neighbor, Morgan County officials chose to rename Wells Mill to "West Liberty."
In 1881, Pike County decided to retain the name "Pikeville" for its county seat, in honor of the western explorer and U.S. Army officer Zebulon Montgomery Pike, thereby leaving "West Liberty" with no eastern namesake.
Q: When and where are Morgan County Fiscal Court meetings held?
A: They are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm in the meeting room at the county office building.
Q: When and where are West Liberty City Council meetings held?
A: They are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00pm at City Hall on Main Street.
Q: When is the Morgan County Sorghum Festival held?
A: The Sorghum Festival is always the last full weekend in September. It runs Friday through Sunday.