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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.

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Morton location: about 61 miles from Lubbock in northwestern Texas. Nearby communities include Sundown, Levelland, Sudan, Littlefield and Muleshoe.

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Morton history:

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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Morton attractions:

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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