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Welcome to Merton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Merton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Merton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Merton, please Contact Us.




Merton would have been located within present day Clark County.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Merton had a population of 51 people.<2> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Merton is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Merton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Merton once stood is in the (605) area code.

Communities near Merton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Merton and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bancroft   [Map]   19   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clark   [Map]   1,047   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Doland   [Map]   183   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Garden City   [Map]   56   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Naples   [Map]   47   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Merton.

Communities Also Named Merton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Merton - they are located in British Columbia, California, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Merton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Merton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Merton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Merton:

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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 Merton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Merton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7639, Longitude: -97.8615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Merton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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