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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Morgan and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Morgan. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Morgan.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Decatur County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Decatur County sighting report from eBird.

Since Morgan is near Mercer County and also Wayne County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Mercer County

Sighting report for Wayne 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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Morgan.

How Far From Morgan 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 Morgan to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Morgan and extending to:

  • Leon [Map], which is the Seat of Decatur County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Morgan to Leon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,460 miles [10,396.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morgan ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Morgan.

While the name Morgan is unique within Iowa, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Morgan, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Morgan, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the South.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Morgan, Los Angeles County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sierra County

Our profile page for Morgan, Sierra County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Sierra County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Conejos County

Our profile page for Morgan, Conejos County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Georgia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Morgan, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Southeast.

Haralson County

Our profile page for Morgan, Haralson County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Morgan, Bingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Morgan, LaPorte County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in LaPorte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Morgan, 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.

Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Morgan, Hardin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Morgan, Pendleton County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Morgan, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the East.

Michigan

Barry County

Our profile page for Morgan, Barry County   [Map]

Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Marquette County

Our profile page for Morgan, Marquette County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Marquette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Morgan, Newaygo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Newaygo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Redwood County

Our profile page for Morgan, Redwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Laclede County

Our profile page for Morgan, Laclede County   [Map]

Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Morgan, Phillips County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Knox County

Our profile page for Morgan, Knox County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Morgan, Lander County

This community is historic.

Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ormsby County

Our profile page for Morgan, Ormsby County

This community is historic.

Although located in Ormsby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Morgan, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the East.

New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Morgan, Allegany County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Allegany County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York County

Our profile page for Morgan, New York County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in New York County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Morgan, Pickaway County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pickaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Morgan   [Map]

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the North.

Oregon

Morrow County

Our profile page for Morgan, Morrow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Morgan, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the East.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Morgan, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the East.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Morgan, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Jasper County

Our profile page for Morgan, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Southeast.

Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Morgan, Henderson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Morgan, Bosque County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Utah

Morgan County

Our profile page for Morgan, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the West.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Morgan, Salt Lake County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Salt Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Morgan, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Scott County

Our profile page for Morgan, Scott County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Morgan, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Oconto County

Our profile page for Morgan, Oconto County   [Map]

Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the Northeast.

Shawano County

Our profile page for Morgan, Shawano County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morgan ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Spring (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Morgan   [Map]

Burrows (MO)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Garden Grove   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

High Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Hodge   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Leon   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lineville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Saline (MO)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Decatur County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6095, Longitude: -93.6219     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morgan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Morgan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.451 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.759 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.876 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Morgan 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.

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<8>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 Morgan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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