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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 Morris, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morris 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 Morris:
    • 38.505936, -80.802600
    • 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 Morris
  • 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 Morris ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Morris.

There are two communities within West Virginia that are also named Morris.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 28 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Morris [Kanawha County].
    • Wirt 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 West Virginia community of Morris [Wirt County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Morris is located in Jefferson County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<3> to the southwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Morris.
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Morris is located in Nevada County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Morris.
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • This Morris is located in Litchfield County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Morris.
    • Georgia
      • Quitman County
      • This Morris is located in Quitman County and lies 518 miles [833.6 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Morris.
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Morris is located in Grundy County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Morris.
    • Indiana
      • Porter 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 Indiana community of Morris [Porter County].
      • Ripley County
      • This Morris is located in Ripley County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Morris.
    • Kansas
      • Wyandotte County
      • This Morris is located in Wyandotte County and lies 751 miles [1,208.6 km]<3> to the west of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandotte County community of Morris.
    • Kentucky
      • Jackson County
      • Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Morris.
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This Morris is located in Bossier Parish and lies 827 miles [1,330.9 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of Morris.
      • Grant Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Morris [Grant Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Morris lies 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km]<3> to the northwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
    • Michigan
      • Berrien 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 Morris [Berrien County].
    • Minnesota
      • Stevens County
      • This Morris is located in Stevens County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<3> to the northwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Morris.
    • Mississippi
      • Jefferson Davis County
      • This Morris is located in Jefferson Davis County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<3> to the southwest of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson Davis County community of Morris.
    • Montana
      • Cascade 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 Montana community of Morris [Cascade County].
    • New Jersey
      • Camden County
      • This Morris is located in Camden County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Morris.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Morris is located in Otsego County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<3> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Morris.
    • North Dakota
      • Eddy 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 North Dakota community of Morris [Eddy County].
    • Ohio
      • Seneca 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 Ohio community of Morris [Seneca County].
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Morris.
    • Oklahoma
      • Okmulgee County
      • This Morris is located in Okmulgee County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<3> to the west of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okmulgee County community of Morris.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre 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 Pennsylvania community of Morris [Centre County].
      • Tioga County
      • This Morris is located in Tioga County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Morris that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Morris.
    • Quebec
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor 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 Washington community of Morris [Grays Harbor County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa 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 Wisconsin community of Morris [Chippewa County].
      • Shawano 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 Wisconsin community of Morris [Shawano County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morris ...

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.

  • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch River
    • Birch River [Nicholas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birch River<5>
  • Boggs [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggs
    • Boggs [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggs
  • Duck [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck
    • Duck [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck
  • Frame Knob [Clay County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frame Knob
    • Frame Knob [Clay County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Morris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frame Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Groves [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groves
      • Groves [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
    • Hookersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookersville
      • Hookersville [Nicholas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookersville
    • Ira [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ira have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Meadville [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Braxton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Middle Run [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Run
      • Middle Run [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Run
    • Opal [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Tesla [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tesla
      • Tesla [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tesla have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tesla
    • Twistville [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twistville
      • Twistville [Braxton County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twistville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waggy [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waggy
      • Waggy [Nicholas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waggy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Morris to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Summersville, which is the Seat of Nicholas County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Morris to Summersville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,072 miles [9,771.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,785 miles [10,919.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,660 miles [7,499.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morris. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 Morris, 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 Morris 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morris) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5059, Longitude: -80.8026       In this case, the coordinates for Morris 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Morris 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 310.155 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.958 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.455 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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