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Morgin Valley, Iowa

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Welcome to Morgin Valley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Morgin Valley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Morgin Valley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Morgin Valley, please Contact Us.

Morgin Valley would have been located within present day Marion County.

The location of Morgin Valley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Morgin Valley: Morgin Vly. (or less commonly used: Morgin Vally. or Morgin Vlly.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Morgin Valley is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Morgin Valley was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Morgin Valley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Morgin Valley

Located in Polk County

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Morgin Valley

Located in Polk County

Indianola   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Morgin Valley

Located in Warren County

Newton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Morgin Valley

Located in Jasper County

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Morgin Valley

Located in Polk County

Knoxville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Morgin Valley

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Morgin Valley

Located in Polk County

Carlisle   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Morgin Valley

Located in Warren County

Mitchellville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Morgin Valley

Located in Polk County

Colfax   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Morgin Valley

Located in Jasper County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Morgin Valley.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morgin Valley. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morgin Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgin Valley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Morgin Valley:

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Marion County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Iowa:

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 Morgin Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morgin Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgin Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgin Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4900, Longitude: -93.2919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morgin Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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