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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Morton is approximately 2,249 (2000), 2006 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 980 (1990), 717 (2010).
The amount of land area in Morton is 3.799 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Morton is 1.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Morton to Washington DC is 1543 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 381 miles. (as the crow flies)
Morton is positioned 33.72 degrees north of the equator and 102.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Morton elevation is 3,758 feet above sea level.
Morton median income is $ 25,809.
The Morton median home price is $ 22,600.


about 61 miles from Lubbock in northwestern Texas. Nearby communities include Sundown, Levelland, Sudan, Littlefield and Muleshoe.
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History & History Related Items

Famous cattleman, Christopher C. Slaughter died in 1921. His heirs divided up his land and closed up the huge cattle company. By the end of the same year, the oldest daughter, Minnie Slaughter Veal, had sold off some of the land. Her agent was Morton J. Smith, who founded and named the town for himself in 1922. By mid 1923, the town had been staked out and a land office built. When Cochran County was created in 1924, it became the county seat beating out another town, Ligon. Ligon had also been founded from the Slaughter lands.
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C.C. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters
Adobe buildings in a quadrangle which were once part of the headquarters of this giant cattle empire. It is still a ranch headquarters. Visitors are welcome
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Morton City Government

Cochran County Courthouse
100 N. Main
Morton, Texas 79346
Phone: (806) 266-5450
Fax: (806) 266-9027

Morton Chamber

Morton Area Chamber Of Commerce
200-D W. Taylor
Morton, TX 79346
Phone: 806-266-5200

Morton Community News

Looking for my grandfather
I am looking for any information on my grandfather. He used to be sheriff of Morton Texas in Cochran County. His name is Herman Boyd Crockett. Eras 1940s to 1970s. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Daryn Crockett
Please E-mail me if you might be of assistance in any way.

Morton Organizations

Morton Area Chamber Of Commerce
200-D W. Taylor
Morton, TX 79346
Phone: 806-266-5200

Morton Libraries

Cochran County-Love Memorial Library
318 S. Main St.
Morton, Texas 79346
Phone: 806-266-5051

Lockney Branch Library
224 S. Main Street
Morton, Texas 79346
Phone: 806-652-3561 Morton


The population of Morton was:
1980 - 2,674
1990 - 2,597
2000 - 2,249

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