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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Morristown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morristown and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Morristown:
    • 33.854847, -112.620336
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Morristown
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Maricopa County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Maricopa County
    • Since Morristown is near Yavapai County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Yavapai County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Morristown ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Morristown.

Within Arizona, the name Morristown is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sierra County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Morristown [Sierra County].
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This Morristown is located in Henry County and lies 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Morristown.
      • Winnebago County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Morristown [Winnebago County].
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This Morristown is located in Shelby County and lies 1,536 miles [2,472 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Morristown.
    • Minnesota
      • Rice County
      • This Morristown is located in Rice County and lies 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rice County community of Morristown.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Morristown.
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Morristown is located in Middlesex County and lies 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Morristown.
      • Morris County
      • This Morristown is located in Morris County and lies 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Morristown.
    • New York
      • Saint Lawrence County
      • This Morristown is located in Saint Lawrence County and lies 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lawrence County community of Morristown.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This Morristown is located in Athens County and lies 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Morristown.
      • Belmont County
      • This Morristown is located in Belmont County and lies 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Morristown.
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Tuscarawas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Morristown.
      • Warren County
      • This community is historic and although located in Warren County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Morristown.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Morristown [Butler County].
    • South Dakota
      • Corson County
      • This Morristown is located in Corson County and lies 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Corson County community of Morristown.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This Morristown is located in Hamblen County and lies 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Morristown.
    • Vermont
      • Lamoille County
      • This Morristown is located in Lamoille County and lies 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamoille County community of Morristown.
    • West Virginia
      • Wirt County
      • This Morristown is located in Wirt County and lies 1,756 miles [2,826 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morristown that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wirt County community of Morristown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morristown ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Big Reef Mill [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Reef Mill
    • Big Reef Mill [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Morristown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Reef Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Reef Mill
  • Castle Hot Springs [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hot Springs
    • Castle Hot Springs [Yavapai County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Morristown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Circle City [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle City
    • Circle City [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Morristown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle City
  • Constellation [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constellation
    • Constellation [Yavapai County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Morristown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constellation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
      • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Morristown
    • Lizard [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizard
      • Lizard [Maricopa County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizard
    • Octave [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Octave
      • Octave [Yavapai County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Morristown
    • Sand Mill [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Mill
      • Sand Mill [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Mill
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<5>
    • Vulture City [Maricopa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulture City
      • Vulture City [Maricopa County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Morristown
      • Vulture City has also been known as:
      • Vulture Mine
      • Vulture
    • Weaver [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Morristown
      • Former name for Weaver:
      • Weaverville

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Morristown. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Mike Darr     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Corona (California) on Sunday March 21, 1976 and died in Peoria (Arizona) on Friday February 15, 2002 at the age of 25. He is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Peoria is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Morristown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Darr<6>
    • Stephen Joyce     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Saturday March 7, 1931 and died in Surprise (Arizona) on Thursday January 26, 2017 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Surprise is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Morristown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Joyce<6>

How Far From Morristown to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Morristown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morristown to Phoenix, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,203 miles [13,201.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morristown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.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 Morristown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morristown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morristown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morristown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morristown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8548, Longitude: -112.6203    
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Morristown could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Morristown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.652 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.564 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.467 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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