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Governor Charles Morehead Records, 1855-1859

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Tim Tingle


Governor Charles Morehead Records




Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Frankfort, KY 40601-0537 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

Governor Charles Morehead Records, 1855-1859, Ky-Ar1179, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.


4.0 cubic ft.


Governor Charles Slaughter Morehead served in office from 1855-1859 as an affiliate of the American ("Know-Nothing") Party. Originally from Nelson County, KY, Morehead resided in Franklin County. His occupation was a Lawyer. Governor Morehead is noted for having the Geological Survey of KY completed. He enlarged and improved the State penitentiary. Morehead also began funding an annual State Fair to encourage agricultural production. After completing his term as Governor, Charles Morehead was imprisoned for 4 months in 1861 for anti-administration sympathies.

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

Collection Inventory

Indexes to the Executive Journals
Index to Executive Journal, 1855-1859
[volume: 1]
Index to Executive Journal, 1855-1859
[volume: 2]
Index to Remissions, 1859
[volume: 3]
Index to Respites Recorded in the Executive Journal, 1858-1859
[volume: 4]
Executive Journals
Executive Journal, 1855-1859
[volume: 5]
Executive Journal Blotter, 1855-1858
[volume: 6]

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