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Welcome to Morristown ...

The town of Morristown is located in Corson County<1>.

The location of Morristown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Morristown, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

When the people of Morristown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Morristonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morristown has a population of 68 people<4> (see below for details).

Morristown is 2,250 feet [686 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Morristown is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Morristown lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Morristown (for example, toward Iron Lightning), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Morristown: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morristown had an population of 68 people. This is an increase of 1.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morristown had a population of 67 people. This makes Morristown the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 67 people, the population of Morristown decreased 18.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 82 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morristown.

Communities Also Named Morristown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Morristown - they are located in Arizona, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey (2), New York, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Morristown ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Morristown.

  • McIntosh
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
    • McIntosh is located in Corson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh <6>
  • Watauga
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Keldron
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Lemmon
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemmon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemmon
    • Lemmon is located in Perkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemmon <6>
  • Shadehill
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Leith
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
    • Leith is located in Grant County (ND)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
  • Saint Gertrude
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gertrude
    • Saint Gertrude is located in Grant County (ND)

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.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morristown. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Morristown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Morristown post office opened in 1908.

We also found Morristown on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Dakota (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Morristown.

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 State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Corson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Morristown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Morristown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morristown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morristown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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