Morton is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,126 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and awesome facts about Morton, Washington, United States.
1. Morton was first settled in 1871 by James Fletcher.
2. It was later named after Benjamin Harrison’s Vice President, Levi P. Morton, in 1889. Morton was officially incorporated on January 7, 1913.
3. Historic sources of revenue included logging, harvesting of cascara bark, and mining for cinnabar (mercury ore) in local mines.
4. Morton was once known as the “tie mill capital of the world” in the 1950s.
5. The longest railroad tie dock in the world ran along the railroad tracks east of Morton.
6. Morton is located at 46°33′28″N 122°16′47″W (46.557869, -122.279631).
7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), of which 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
8. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Morton has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
9. The Morton Loggers’ Jubilee is a weekend celebration of the city’s history of logging, usually held in August. The event, proclaimed as the “granddaddy of all logging shows”, is highlighted by the coronation of a Jubilee Queen, lawnmower and bed racing, and competitive logging contests. A parade, flea market, live music, and street dance performances round out the festivities.
10. There are two schools, Morton Elementary and Morton Junior-Senior High.