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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 Morton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morton 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 Morton:
    • 32.350359, -89.655407
    • 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 Morton
  • 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 Morton ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Morton.

Within Mississippi, the name Morton is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 34 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 34 communities, 33 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Morton [Etowah County].
      • Jefferson 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 Alabama community of Morton [Jefferson County].
    • Arkansas
      • Woodruff County
      • This Morton is located in Woodruff County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodruff County community of Morton.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Morton is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Morton.
    • Georgia
      • Jones County
      • This Morton is located in Jones County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<3> to the east of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Morton.
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Morton is located in Bonner County and lies 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km]<3> to the northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Morton.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Morton [Cook County].
      • Tazewell County
      • This Morton is located in Tazewell County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km]<3> to the north of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Morton.
    • Indiana
      • Putnam County
      • This Morton is located in Putnam County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Morton.
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie 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 Iowa community of Morton [Pottawattamie County].
    • Kansas
      • Chase 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 Kansas community of Morton [Chase County].
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Morton.
      • Morton 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 Kansas community of Morton [Morton County].
      • Sedgwick 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 Kansas community of Morton [Sedgwick County].
      • Washington 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 Kansas community of Morton [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins 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 Kentucky community of Morton [Hopkins County].
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Morton [Concordia Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Wayne 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 Morton [Wayne County].
    • Minnesota
      • Renville County
      • This Morton is located in Renville County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Renville County community of Morton.
    • Missouri
      • Ray County
      • This Morton is located in Ray County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Morton.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Morton [Elko County].
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Morton is located in Monroe County and lies 987 miles [1,588.4 km]<3> to the northeast of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Morton.
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Morton is located in Monroe County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<3> to the northeast of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Morton.
    • Ontario
      • This Morton lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Oregon
      • Klamath 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 Oregon community of Morton [Klamath County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Morton is located in Delaware County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<3> to the northeast of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Morton.
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Morton is located in Philadelphia County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the northeast of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Morton.
    • Texas
      • Cochran County
      • This Morton is located in Cochran County and lies 763 miles [1,227.9 km]<3> to the west of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochran County community of Morton.
      • Harrison County
      • This Morton is located in Harrison County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km] to the west of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Morton.
      • Moore County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Moore County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Morton.
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Morton is located in Cache County and lies 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km]<3> to the northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Morton.
    • Washington
      • Lewis County
      • This Morton is located in Lewis County and lies 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km]<3> to the northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Morton.
    • Wyoming
      • Converse County
      • This Morton is located in Converse County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<3> to the northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Converse County community of Morton.
      • Fremont County
      • This Morton is located in Fremont County and lies 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km] to the northwest of the Morton that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Morton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morton ...

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.

  • Branch [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
    • Branch [Scott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Morton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
  • Cross Roads [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Morton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Forkville [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkville
    • Forkville [Scott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Morton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkville
  • Frogtown [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
    • Frogtown [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Morton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Independence [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Kracker Station [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kracker Station
      • Kracker Station [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kracker Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kracker Station
    • Leesburg [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Stage [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stage
      • Stage [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stage

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 Morton. 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 ...
    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Morton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<5>
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Morton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<5>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Morton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<5>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the west of Morton.
      • Madison is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Morton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<5>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Morton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Forest, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Morton to Forest, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,314 miles [8,552.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Scott County

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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>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.
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Morton 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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).
<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 Morton 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 315.319 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.031 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.672 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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