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Morton, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Morton.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Morton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Morton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Morton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Morton to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Morton to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,492 miles [10,447.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Morton ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Morton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Morton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Morton, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Morton, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the West

Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Morton, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Southeast

Idaho

Bonner County

Our profile page for Morton, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Morton, Cook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Morton, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Putnam County

Our profile page for Morton, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Morton, Pottawattamie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawattamie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Morton, Chase County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chase County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Morton, Cherokee County
This community is historic.
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morton County

Our profile page for Morton, Morton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Morton, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Morton, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Morton, Hopkins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hopkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Morton, Concordia Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Concordia Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Morton, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Renville County

Our profile page for Morton, Renville County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Morton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Morton, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Morton, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Morton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Morton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Morton   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Morton, Klamath County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Klamath County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Morton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Morton, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Cochran County

Our profile page for Morton, Cochran County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the West

Harrison County

Our profile page for Morton, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West

Moore County

Our profile page for Morton, Moore County
This community is historic.
Although located in Moore County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Morton, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Morton, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Morton, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the Northwest

Fremont County

Our profile page for Morton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the Northwest

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Etowah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Morton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Morton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0751, Longitude: -86.0069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Morton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.23 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.849 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.854 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Morton.



 
 
 

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