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Welcome to Morrison ...
The location of Morrison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Morrison: MOR-ris-suhn<3>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Morrison, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1870.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Morrison has a population of 3,990 people<4> (see below for details).
Morrison is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Morrison lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Morrison: (815) and (779)<6>
The ZIP code for Morrison: 61270<7>
Websites for Morrison ...
Official Website: www.morrisonil.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morrison had an population of 3,990 people. This is a decrease of 4.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.28% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Morrison had a population of 4,188 people (or 7.16% of the total population of Whiteside County). This makes Morrison the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Morrison represents 0.03% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 367th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,188 people, the population of Morrison decreased 5.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,447 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Morrison.
Communities Also Named Morrison ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Morrison - they are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morrison.
Communities near Morrison ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morrison.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morrison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morrison.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morrison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morrison.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morrison. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Morrison.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morrison ...
Looking for more information about Morrison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Morrison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morrison.
Adding Morrison to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Morrison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Morrison was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
We also found Morrison in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Morrison.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Morrison: www.morrisonil.org/
The official website for Whiteside County: www.whiteside.org/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023