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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 Morton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morton 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 Morton:
    • 42.816634, -105.435820
    • 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 Morton
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Converse County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Converse County
    • Since Morton is near Platte County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Platte County
  • 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 Morton ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Morton.

There is one other community in Wyoming which is also named Morton.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 33 communities, 33 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Wyoming ...
    • Fremont County
      • This Morton is located in Fremont County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the west of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Morton.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Morton [Etowah County].
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Morton [Jefferson County].
    • Arkansas
      • Woodruff County
      • This Morton is located in Woodruff County and lies 927 miles [1,491.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodruff County community of Morton.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Morton is located in Los Angeles County and lies 922 miles [1,483.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Morton.
    • Georgia
      • Jones County
      • This Morton is located in Jones County and lies 1,367 miles [2,200 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Morton.
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Morton is located in Bonner County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Morton.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Morton [Cook County].
      • Tazewell County
      • This Morton is located in Tazewell County and lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km]<1> to the east of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Morton.
    • Indiana
      • Putnam County
      • This Morton is located in Putnam County and lies 980 miles [1,577.2 km]<1> to the east of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Morton.
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Morton [Pottawattamie County].
    • Kansas
      • Chase County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Morton [Chase County].
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Morton.
      • Morton 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 Kansas community of Morton [Morton County].
      • Sedgwick 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 Kansas community of Morton [Sedgwick County].
      • Washington 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 Kansas community of Morton [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Morton [Hopkins County].
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Morton [Concordia Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Morton [Wayne County].
    • Minnesota
      • Renville County
      • This Morton is located in Renville County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Renville County community of Morton.
    • Mississippi
      • Scott County
      • This Morton is located in Scott County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Morton.
    • Missouri
      • Ray County
      • This Morton is located in Ray County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Morton.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Morton [Elko County].
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Morton is located in Monroe County and lies 1,378 miles [2,217.7 km]<1> to the east of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Morton.
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Morton is located in Monroe County and lies 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km]<1> to the east of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Morton.
    • Ontario
      • This Morton lies 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Oregon
      • Klamath County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Morton [Klamath County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Morton is located in Delaware County and lies 1,564 miles [2,517 km]<1> to the east of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Morton.
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Morton is located in Philadelphia County and lies 1,569 miles [2,525.1 km] to the east of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Morton.
    • Texas
      • Cochran County
      • This Morton is located in Cochran County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochran County community of Morton.
      • Harrison County
      • This Morton is located in Harrison County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the southeast of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Morton.
      • Moore County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Moore County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Morton.
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Morton is located in Cache County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<1> to the west of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Morton.
    • Washington
      • Lewis County
      • This Morton is located in Lewis County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Morton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Morton.

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

  • Alberta [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
    • Alberta [Converse County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Morton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
  • Bill [Converse County]
  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder
  • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dead Man Crossing
    • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Morton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dead Man Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dead Man Crossing
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Deadmans Corner [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadmans Corner
      • Deadmans Corner [Converse County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deadmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadmans Corner
    • Lost Springs [Converse County]
    • Rolling Hills [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Converse County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Morton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills

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 beginning in Morton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Douglas, which is the Seat of Converse County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Morton to Cheyenne, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 86 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,708 miles [10,795.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,473 miles [12,026.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,423 miles [8,727.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Converse County

About Wyoming

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 Converse County: www.conversecounty.org/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Morton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8166, Longitude: -105.4358       In this case, the coordinates for Morton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<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 Morton 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 327.113 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.048 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.84 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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