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Morehead Turtle WalK Update!

All of the phase 1 turtles have been delivered to their sponsors and all but 3 are left to be installed! Most of the turtles are in their final places. Others are on display inside the business while they wait for installation and can be visited that way as well. See the list below.  

Phase two has begun! Sponsor and artist packets are available for download at the bottom of the page. They can also be picked up at the Rowan County Arts Center (205 East Main Street). Completed packets are due to the Rowan County Arts Center by WEDNESDAY. MAY 1, by 3 PM!


List of Current Turtles:
C. Roger Lewis Agency--Inside
Cave Run Lake Chapter-Sheltowee Trace Association--Outside (Cave Run Visitor Center)
Creative Touch Florist--Outside
First Christian Church--Outside
First Baptist Church--Inside
Friends of Rodburm Hollow Park--Outside
Fuzzy Duck/CoffeeTree Books--Outside
Gatti's Pizza of Morehead--Outside
Holbrook's Embroidery Plus--Outside
Homeland Real Estate--Outside
Morehead Optimist Club--Inside (Bingo Hall)
Morehead Rotary Club--Outside (Fountain Park)
Morehead-Rowan County Tourism--Outside (Visitor Center)
Morehead Woman's Club-- Outside (Morehead Women's Park)
Painted Hills Garden Club--Outside (Fountain Park)
Pathways Inc.--Outside
Rowan County Fiscal Court--Inside (Courthouse)
St. Claire Regional Healthcare--Outside (Hospital Ent
St. Claire Medical Pavilion--Outside
St, Claire Pediatrics--Outside
St. Claire HealthCare Urgent
Care--Outside (Hampton Way)


In 1778, Daniel Boone was adopted into the Shawnee Indian tribe and given the name Sheltowee, or Big Turtle, by Chief Blackfish. That name may sound familiar as the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail spans the Daniel Boone National Forest and runs along Main Street right here in Morehead, Kentucky. If you follow the Sheltowee, you see a striking logo, a turtle and more specifically, a land turtle.

In the spirit of the turtle, statues will be placed around our community. The most unique part?
Local and regional artists are invited to paint and embellish the turtles.

To apply to sponsor a turtle to be placed at your local business, organization or personal property by downloading the sponsor packet below.  Artists wishing to submit designs to be possibly selected will complete the artist packet below. Once completed, please take packets to the Rowan County Arts Center (205 East Main Street) to be turned in.



Morehead Turtle Walk
Sponsor Packet

Morehead Turtle Walk
Artist Packet

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