Located on the outskirts of West Liberty, Fannin’s Vegetable Farm has been in operation for ? years and has been a Kentucky Proud farm stand since 1995. Fannin’s provides a fantastic selection of fresh produce and other locally grown items such as vegetable plants, chrysanthemums in the fall and all the pumpkins and gourds you could ever want. Purchase in bulk for all your canning needs. 2140 Highway 460 W, West Liberty | 606-743-3343. Visit Fannin’s Vegetable Farm on Facebook to see what’s in season.
The Memory Hill Foundation Museum was founded in 1969 by Wardie and Hazel Craft, who dreamed of building a museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the historical, educational, and genealogical heritage of Morgan County. It consisted of seven log cabins, found in Morgan, Magoffin, Breathitt and Wolfe counties, which were disassembled and moved to the site. One of those cabins was the two-story Henry Cabin from the Index community, which, when disassembled, was rebuilt to form two cabins. The eight cabins were fully restored and furnished. A twenty room Colonial home on the site was filled with antiques of the early Americana, Victorian, and Empire Eras. There was also a church, a school, two museums, a blacksmith shop and historic old cemetery on the property. A 16-ton impressive marble structure was erected and dedicated in 1987 in memory of Elder Daniel Williams, an early pioneer who came into Kentucky in 1775 with Daniel Boone, on his second trip to Kentucky. Daniel Williams lived and was buried on Caney Creek. Shortly thereafter, another monument was erected on the property in honor of Daniel Duff, another pioneer minister, who preached with Daniel Williams. Although the much loved Memory Hill Foundation Museum is now closed, the quaint cabins and old Colonial house, as well as the memorials, are still standing. 89 Memory Hill Lane, West Liberty
This open air market, located at the foot of Wells Hill, features fresh, locally grown produce and homemade goods provided by members of the Morgan County Farmers Market. Selection is vast and constantly changing as the growing season progresses. It is open from July – October from 8 am – 8 pm on Monday & Saturday. Highway 460 Intersection at Wells Mill, Highway 460, West Liberty, KY
The Morgan County History Museum is located in the old W.P.A. built county jail just behind the courthouse. It contains local history items, genealogy information and an extensive collection of military artifacts. There are more than 600 photos of men that have served in uniform from Morgan County. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm. For more information, call (606) 743-2588.
West Liberty is home to many fine monuments located within the city. Tredway Memorial Park has the only women’s military monument in the state and is 1 of 12 or less in the US, depicting women’s contributions to our Country’s freedom. It is also home to a military tank and Vietnam Memorial. Located on the lawn of the old courthouse stands our beloved Doughboy, erected to honor all Morgan Countians who served during WWI. Also standing on the courthouse lawn is a new bronze statue of Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Captain, William Barber titled We Will Hold. Discover more about our Morgan County monuments and historical markers.
The Morgan County Public Library offers a wealth of services to the community and visitors alike. The library provides wireless internet. In addition to computers on site for usage, patrons may check out laptops for in-house use or bring their personal laptops for use in the comfortable facility. For the family researcher, the Morgan County Public Library has a genealogy room which houses selected materials on Kentucky as well as numerous sources for genealogical research including census records in print and on microfilm, as well as marriage, death, birth, obituary, cemetery records and family history on microfilm. The library has recently added digitized copies of the Licking Vallery Courier from 1911 to 1923. These copies of the Courier are invaluable to researchers digging for family information. A good deal of information can be found in the Obituaries section and in the Community News section. The children’s corner is a popular space for community members and visitors alike. It is an area sure to make your imagination run wild! Recent events hosted at the Morgan County Public Library include: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party, Pictures with Santa, Zombie Walk, Halloween Fun Night and the ever popular Summer Reading Program. 151 University Drive West Liberty | Phone: 606-743-4151 | Website | Facebook
This seasonal Mennonite-owned business is located in the community of Crockett. Shenk’s Produce offers a plethora of brightly colored, locally grown produce and offers some out-of-state products as well, such as peaches and delicious blueberries. Canned goods are also available. HWY 172, Crockett
Located on 8907 US Highway 460 East in the quaint community of White Oak, White Oak Pumpkin Patch is an example of agritourism at its finest. Resting on the soil of the 130-year-old Oldfield family farm, the White Oak Pumpkin Patch attracts thousands each fall for its tractor rides, corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin painting and playground, not to mention the fantastic selection of pumpkins sure to delight even the pickiest decorator. Opened in 2012, White Oak Pumpkin Patch is the brainchild of Ashley Rose Oldfield and her husband, John who wanted to transition what was once tobacco rich land into a once-again working farm, with a twist. Since its opening White Oak Pumpkin Patch has delighted visitors and continues to grow. It has become a popular destination for birthday parties and the ever popular barn wedding. In 2014, White Oak Pumpkin Patch extended its selling season to provide fresh cut Christmas trees and other winter delights. 8907 US Highway 460 East, White Oak | (606) 791-8620. Visit White Oak Pumpkin Patch’s Facebook Page.