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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Morton.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Morton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Morton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Morton to:

  • Woodsfield [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Morton to Woodsfield, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Columbus [Map], which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 215 miles [346 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,026 miles [9,697.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,744 miles [10,853.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,619 miles [7,433.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morton ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Morton.

While the name Morton is unique within Ohio, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Ohio

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Morton, Etowah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Morton, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Morton, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the West Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Morton, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the West

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Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Morton, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Bonner County

Our profile page for Morton, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Morton, Cook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Morton, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West

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Indiana

Putnam County

Our profile page for Morton, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the West

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Morton, Pottawattamie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawattamie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Morton, Chase County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chase County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Morton, Cherokee County
This community is historic.
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morton County

Our profile page for Morton, Morton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Morton, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Morton, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Morton, Hopkins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hopkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Morton, Concordia Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Concordia Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Morton, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Renville County

Our profile page for Morton, Renville County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Morton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Morton, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Morton, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Morton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Morton   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Morton, Klamath County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Klamath County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Morton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Morton, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Cochran County

Our profile page for Morton, Cochran County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the West

Harrison County

Our profile page for Morton, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the West Southwest

Moore County

Our profile page for Morton, Moore County
This community is historic.
Although located in Moore County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Morton, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Morton, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Morton, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the West Northwest

Fremont County

Our profile page for Morton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the West Northwest

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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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alexis   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Morton   [Map]
Altitude   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cranenest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dairy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fly Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Foxtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hannibal   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Kent (WV)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mechanicsburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockport (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Round Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Six Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trail Run (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Veto (WV)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Ohio: www.ohio.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Morton. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6734, Longitude: -80.9498     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.207 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.193 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.124 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Morton.



 
 
 

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