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Our Genealogy Helper for Morton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Morton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Morton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Morton is located in Scott County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: Jasper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin & Smith.

Below are the counties that are near Morton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Morton:

  • Scott County     (The home county of Morton)
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Covington County
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Hinds County
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<3>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
  • Jasper County
    • Success [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Baxter [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Jasper County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Morton
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<3>
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<3>
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
  • Madison County
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • Dowdville [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
      • Dowdville [Neshoba County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
  • Newton County
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Rankin County
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
  • Simpson County
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<3>
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Morton, see our County-by-County Page for Morton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Morton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Morton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Morton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Morton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km] of Morton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Morton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Morton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Morton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • East Morton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Morton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Morton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Morton Cemetery
  • Hodge Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hodge Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hodge Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge Hill Cemetery
  • Walker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
  • Morton Memorial Gardens
  • Sims Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sims Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sims Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Cemetery
  • Line Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Independence Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery
    • North Morton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Morton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Morton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Morton Cemetery
    • Farris Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farris Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farris Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Farris Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Morton.
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    • Eastside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eastside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Morton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastside Cemetery
    • Searcy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Searcy Cemetery
      • Searcy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton.
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    • Pulaski Independent Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pulaski Independent Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Pulaski Independent Methodist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton.
      • Pulaski Independent Methodist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Pulaski Cemetery
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    • Brassel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brassel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brassel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brassel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brassel Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Morton had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Morton had a population of 3,527 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Morton, with the one closest to Morton listed first.

  • Morton [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
    • Morton [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Morton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
  • Raworth [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raworth
    • Raworth [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Morton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Raworth had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raworth
  • Pulaski [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
    • Pulaski [Scott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pulaski had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
  • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Morton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 139 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelahatchie had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
  • Forest [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Morton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 547 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Beach [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach
    • Beach [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Morton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beach had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Polkville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Homewood [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Homewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Hillsboro [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Trenton [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Smith County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Morton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lillian [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillian
      • Lillian [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lillian had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillian
    • Lynwood [Rankin County] - Historic
      • While Lynwood was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynwood
      • Lynwood [Rankin County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Norris [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Morton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norris had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Harperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperville
      • Harperville [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Morton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Harperville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperville
    • Eureka [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Rankin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Morton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Morton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Morton ...

While our initial data about Morton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Morton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Morton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Morton:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Morton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Morton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Morton. See our Misc Page for Morton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morton. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morton) 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 Morton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3504, Longitude: -89.6554       In this case, the coordinates for Morton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Morton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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