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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Morrison 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 Morrison. 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 Morrison.

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 Grundy County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Grundy County sighting report from eBird.

Since Morrison is near Tama County and also Black Hawk County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tama County

Sighting report for Black Hawk 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 Morrison.

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

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

  • Grundy Center [Map], which is the Seat of Grundy County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Morrison to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,338 miles [10,200 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 7,087 miles [11,405.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,982 miles [8,017.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morrison ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Morrison.

While the name Morrison is unique within Iowa, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Morrison, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the West.

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Morrison, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West.

Georgia

Bryan County

Our profile page for Morrison, Bryan County

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

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

Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Morrison, Whiteside County   [Map]

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Ford County

Our profile page for Morrison, Ford County

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

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

Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Morrison, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the South.

Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Morrison, 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.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Morrison, Baltimore County

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

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

Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Morrison, Antrim County

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

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

Missouri

Gasconade County

Our profile page for Morrison, Gasconade County   [Map]

Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Ohio

Paulding County

Our profile page for Morrison, Paulding County

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

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

Oklahoma

Noble County

Our profile page for Morrison, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Oregon

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Morrison, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,560 miles [2,510.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Morrison, McKean County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East.

Quebec

Our profile page for Morrison

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

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

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Morrison, Lancaster County

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

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

Tennessee

Warren County

Our profile page for Morrison, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Southeast.

Virginia

Newport News City

Our profile page for Morrison, Newport News City   [Map]

Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Morrison, Braxton County

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

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

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Morrison, Nicholas County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Morrison, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morrison ...

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.

Blessing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Morrison   [Map]

Dairyville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Dike   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Fern   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Fredsville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hicks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Holland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lincoln   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Stout   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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 Morrison. 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.

Fran Allison

Actress. She was born in La Porte City (Iowa) on Wednesday November 20, 1907 and died on Tueday June 13, 1989 at an age of 81. She was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Linn County, Iowa) [Map].

La Porte City [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Morrison

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fran Allison<9>

Adrian Constantine 'Cap' Anson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Marshalltown (Iowa) on Saturday April 17, 1852 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday April 14, 1922 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Marshalltown [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Morrison

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Constantine 'Cap' Anson

Lou Hoover

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933). She was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday March 29, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 7, 1944 at an age of 69.

Waterloo [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Morrison

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Hoover

Reggie Roby

Professional football. He was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday July 30, 1961 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 22, 2005 at an age of 43. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Waterloo [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Morrison

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Roby

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Grundy County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morrison. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morrison) 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 Morrison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morrison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3431, Longitude: -92.6730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrison 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 Morrison 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 317.852 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.30 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.994 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 Morrison 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 Morrison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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