Welcome to Morganfield
Morganfield, KY is a unique town in Western Kentucky in that it is the site of Abraham Lincoln's only political speech in the Bluegrass State.
Beyond history, Morganifield also offers shopping, golf and natural attractions including the Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area, Mauzy Lake, Moffitt Lake Recreation Area, birding trails and more. Several restaurants available with varied offerings that will please all appetites.
During the Civil War, there were a number of skirmishes in and around Union County and Morganfield. The Confederate Monument of Morganfield is dedicated to fallen Confederate soldiers from the Civil War of all of Union County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is in the northernmost corner of the City Cemetery/Odd Fellows Cemetery just outside downtown Morganfield.
Maybelline Cosmetics has roots in Morganfield when Mabel Williams singed her eyelashes while melting sugar and replaced them with a mixture of petrolium jelly and coal dust. Her brother took note and started what is now known as Maybelline Cosmetics.
Camp Breckinridge in Morganfield was the largest German POW Camp in the South during WW 2 and it was where Jackie Robinson was discovered by Major League Baseball.
Union County is the home of the largest cavern mines in the United States.
Morganfield Industrial Park has approximatelty 174 acres right off of Hwy 60 East for sale or lease with most having water, sewer, and gas on site. Call 270-389-2525 for information.
We are partnering with the Union County 911 on the WENS alert system to reduce confusion in the future for various issues that affect our citizens. You must be signed up to receive the alerts. You can receive the alerts by text, voice, email or all three. Please take the time to go to https://www.unioncountyky.org to register and to avoid as much confusion as possible. If you are not sure if you are signed up, visit the website and verify your information.
You will see a lot of information on this in the upcoming weeks.
I urge you to take the time to sign up and to convince your family and neighbors to do the same.
Thank you and have a great day