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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Morrison is approximately 4,447 (2000), 4188 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,898 (2000), 1713 (2010).
The amount of land area in Morrison is 4.964 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Morrison is 1.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Morrison to Washington DC is 738 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 140 miles. (as the crow flies)
Morrison is positioned 41.80 degrees north of the equator and 89.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northwest Illinois about 45 miles northeast of the Moline-Rock Island-Davenport area on the Illinois/Iowa border.
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Harvest Hammer
Held in September each year.
A 5k Run/Walk for all age categories
A Duathlon - 5k run/21 mile bike ride for various individual and teams
A 1 Mile Challenge for 5th through 8th grade students
A 1/2 mile Fun Run for children in 5th grade or under.

Paint the Town
An annual event held after the Harvest Hammer each year in September. The focus of the event is the painting of five foot squares on Morrison's Main Street.

The Whiteside County Fair
held each year in August for over 130 years!

Learn all about Morrison at this informative site
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Morrison City Government

City of Morrison
200 West Main Street
Morrison, IL 61270-2400
Phone: (815) 772-7657

Morrison has a Mayor/Council form of government. The City Administrator is appointed. The Mayor, City Clerk and City council are elected positions. The terms are for four years with the council members having staggered terms.

Morrison Chamber

Morrison Chamber of Commerce
202 East Lincolnway
Morrison, Illinois 61270
Phone: 815-772-3757

Morrison Organizations

Morrison Chamber of Commerce
202 East Lincolnway
Morrison, Illinois 61270
Phone: 815-772-3757

Morrison Libraries

Odell Public Library
307 S. Madison St.
Morrison, Illinois 61270
Phone: 815-772-7323
Fax: 815-772-7323
The Odell Public Library opened in 1879 when John Danforth Odell gave a $ 1000 donation to the Morrison Literature and Scientific Association to start a library. In 1887 Mr Odell purchased the Congregational Church which he gifted to the city for a library building. This building served the community until November 1995 when the new library was completed. The library is a member of theRiver Bend Library System

See the above website for additional information about the libary and the area.

Morrison Schools

Information on Morrison Schools

Morrison Community Schools


Morrison Institute of Technology
701 Portland Avenue
Morrison, Illinois 61270
Phone: 815-772-7218 Morrison


The population of Morrison was:
1990 - 4,363
1998 - 4,251
2000 - 4,447

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