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Welcome to Morristown ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Morristown, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Morristown has a population of 19,249 people<4> (see below for details).
Morristown is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Morristown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Morristown: (973) & (862)<6>
The ZIP code for Morristown: 07960<7>
The town of Morristown has also been called New Hanover. and West Hanover. For more information about the names of Morristown, see The Names of Morristown on our Genealogy Page.
Websites for Morristown ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.morrischamber.org/
Junior League: jlmnj.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morristown had an population of 19,249 people. This is an increase of 4.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.8% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Morristown had a population of 18,411 people. This makes Morristown the county's most populous community.
The population of Morristown represents 0.21% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 18,411 people, the population of Morristown has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,544 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Morristown.
Communities Also Named Morristown ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New Jersey communities named Morristown: This one is located in Morris County and the other is located in Middlesex County.
Beyond New Jersey, there are 21 communities that are also named Morristown - they are located in Arizona, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morristown.
Communities near Morristown ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morristown.
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 Morristown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morristown.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morristown. 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 Morristown.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morristown. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Morristown.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morristown ...
Looking for more information about Morristown? 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.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Morristown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Morristown.
Adding Morristown to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Morristown 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 Morristown was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Morristown on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Morristown.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morristown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Morris County: www.co.morris.nj.us/
The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 25 Sep 2023