Morton: City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Morton is a city located in the county of Lewis in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,126 and a population density of 523 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,217 inhabitants.
Morton is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,036 at the 2020 census.
Morton is located just south of Centralia and north of Woodland. It is surrounded by the Naneum Wildlife Area, which is a part of the Quinault Indian Reservation.
The city was named after Charles B. Morton, who arrived in the area in 1874 and later became an early settler and postmaster. The town developed around an iron smelter operated by the Burlington Northern Railroad Company from 1882 until 1955.
The first store opened in Morton in 1884, followed by a hotel and saloon two years later. The first school began operation in 1888 with an enrollment of 12 students; it was replaced by a larger schoolhouse in 1902. By 1910, the city had grown to include a bank and several churches as well as businesses such as a blacksmith shop and livery stable.
Quick Facts about Morton
|Population :||1,217 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Washington (United States)|
|County :||Lewis County|
|Postal code :||98356|
|Phone Area Codes :||360|
|Area :||2.15 km2|
|Altitude :||948 feet / 289 meters|
|Time Zone :||Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00|
|Local time :||02:45:56 (4th October 2023)|
|Density :||565 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||7.48% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||48℉ Chance Light Rain 7-days weather|
The population of Morton increased by 7.48% in 10 years.
People born in Morton (3)
Amtrak & bus stations near Morton, WA
|CTL||Centralia station||210 Railroad Avenue||RAIL|
|OLW||Centennial Station||6600 Yelm Highway S.E.||RAIL|
|KEL||Kelso Multimodal Transportation Center||501 South First Street||RAIL|
|TAC||Tacoma Dome Station||1001 Puyallup Avenue||RAIL|
|TUK||Tukwila station||7301 South 158th St.||RAIL|
Post offices near Morton
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Morton Post Office||Morton (WA)||98356|
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- Morton , Minnesota city in Minnesota, United States with a population of 369 people.
Other cities in Lewis County
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lewis County , WA.
|Centralia||17,995||City in Washington State|
|Chehalis||7,825||City in and county seat of Lewis County, Washington, United States|
|Napavine||2,042||City in Lewis County, Washington, United States|
|Fords Prairie||1,959||Census designated place|
|Winlock||1,490||City in Lewis County, Washington, United States|
|Mossyrock||838||City in Lewis County, Washington, United States|
|Toledo||785||City in Washington, United States|
|Pe Ell||683||Town of the United States|
|Vader||677||City in Lewis County, Washington, United States|
Distance to Other Cities
Morton distances to largest Washington cities