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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 Morris, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morris and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Morris:
    • 31.462393, -89.661462
    • 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 Morris
  • 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 Morris ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Morris.

Within Mississippi, the name Morris is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 28 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Morris is located in Jefferson County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Morris.
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Morris is located in Nevada County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Morris.
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • This Morris is located in Litchfield County and lies 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Morris.
    • Georgia
      • Quitman County
      • This Morris is located in Quitman County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the east of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Morris.
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Morris is located in Grundy County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the north of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Morris.
    • Indiana
      • Porter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Morris [Porter County].
      • Ripley County
      • This Morris is located in Ripley County and lies 595 miles [957.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Morris.
    • Kansas
      • Wyandotte County
      • This Morris is located in Wyandotte County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandotte County community of Morris.
    • Kentucky
      • Jackson County
      • Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Morris.
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This Morris is located in Bossier Parish and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of Morris.
      • Grant Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Morris [Grant Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Morris lies 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Morris [Berrien County].
    • Minnesota
      • Stevens County
      • This Morris is located in Stevens County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Morris.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Morris [Cascade County].
    • New Jersey
      • Camden County
      • This Morris is located in Camden County and lies 1,006 miles [1,619 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Morris.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Morris is located in Otsego County and lies 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Morris.
    • North Dakota
      • Eddy County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Morris [Eddy County].
    • Ohio
      • Seneca County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Morris [Seneca County].
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Morris.
    • Oklahoma
      • Okmulgee County
      • This Morris is located in Okmulgee County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okmulgee County community of Morris.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Morris [Centre County].
      • Tioga County
      • This Morris is located in Tioga County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Morris.
    • Quebec
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Morris [Grays Harbor County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Morris [Kanawha County].
      • Nicholas County
      • This Morris is located in Nicholas County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Jefferson Davis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicholas County community of Morris.
      • Wirt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Morris [Wirt County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Morris [Chippewa County].
      • Shawano County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Morris [Shawano County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morris ...

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.

  • Carson [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Jefferson Davis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
  • Coral [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral
    • Coral [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral
  • Double Churches [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Churches
    • Double Churches [Jefferson Davis County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Churches have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ebenezer [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Good Hope [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Haw Pond [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw Pond
      • Haw Pond [Jefferson Davis County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory Grove [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Hopewell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Improve [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Improve
      • Improve [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Improve have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Improve
    • Liberty [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Covington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Melba [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melba
      • Melba [Jefferson Davis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melba have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melba
    • Mount Horeb [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Horeb
      • Mount Horeb [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Horeb have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb
    • Rocky Branch [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Branch
      • Rocky Branch [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Branch

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 Morris. 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 ...
    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Morris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<5>
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Morris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<5>
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<5>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Morris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prentiss, which is the Seat of Jefferson Davis County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Morris to Prentiss, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,479 miles [12,036.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,355 miles [8,618 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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- Morris) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4624, Longitude: -89.6615       In this case, the coordinates for Morris have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Morris 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.
<3>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 Morris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Morris to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.238 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.817 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.824 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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