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Okmulgee County, Oklahoma


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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Morris is approximately 1,216 (1990), 1479 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 521 (1990), 532 (2010).
The amount of land area in Morris is 2.852 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.145 sq kilometers.
The distance from Morris to Washington DC is 1092 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 94 miles. (as the crow flies)
Morris is positioned 35.61 degrees north of the equator and 95.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The first official Post Office of Morris was established in 1903. The town was named after H.E. Morris, a railroad official from Joplin, Mo.

Most of our town suffered terribly in April of 1984 due to two tornadoes hitting us at the same time - one from the Southwest and one from the South.
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The newspaper is called The Morris News. The most important thing about Morris is, NO one is a stranger!
Robby McMurtry
Artist and Author
Morris, Oklahoma is home to the famous American Indian artist and author, Robby McMurtry. Robby has lived in Morris for nigh onto 30 years. He is an honorary member of the Comanche Tribe, and his art is known from New York to California. He is author/illustrator of the children's book: Song of Moon Pony. Robby has traveled the United States and Europe with his art, has an original painting in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma city, and has been commissioned to design and create posters for a national rodeo. He is an active member of our community, and the City of Morris is proud to have him in our midst.
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