MARTINSVILLE –   The Directors and Staff of the Morgan County Soil & Water Conservation District and is proud to announce the installation of new highway signs at our county borders where all state highways enter the county. The first four of nine signs are now up and the rest are due to be up by spring.

The original metal signs to designate the Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District were installed in the late 1940’s and have rusted and deteriorated to the point where only the remains of two can be found.

The Soil & Water Conservation District applied for a Tourism Enhancement and Development (TED) Grant in 2017 to help pay for the new signage. The TED Grant Program is administered by the Morgan County Convention, Visitors and Tourism Commission, which also oversees the county tourism office, known as Visit Morgan County. The program was established to help enhance and develop the visitor experience throughout Morgan County.

Since the intent of the signage was to welcome travelers as they entered the county, it made sense to utilize the signage to direct visitors to additional information about things to do in the area as well.  Each sign directs visitors to the Visit Morgan County website,, to find out more about what the area offers as a destination.

The new signs are of high grade aluminum and should remind visitors for many years to come that our County Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to promoting conservation practices for both present and future generations and that our county offers much to see and do for both travelers and residents.

The signs are made possible through the help of the Morgan County Convention, Visitors and Tourism Commission, the Morgan County Plan Commission, and the Morgan County Highway dept.

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Visit Morgan County promotes all of Morgan County as a travel destination in order to
grow the economic impact of the tourism industry and support local business.