Morton, Washington

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Morton is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,045 at the 2000 census.

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History

Morton was officially incorporated on January 7, 1913. The city was named after Benjamin Harrison's Vice President, Levi P. Morton, in 1889. Historic sources of revenue included logging, harvesting of cascara bark, and mining for cinnabar (mercury ore) in local mines. Morton was once known as the "tie mill capital of the world" in the 1950s. The longest railroad tie dock in the world ran along the railroad tracks east of Morton.[3]

Geography

Morton is located at 46°33′28″N 122°16′47″W / 46.55778°N 122.27972°W / 46.55778; -122.27972 (46.557869, -122.279631).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,045 people, 437 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,000.7 people per square mile (388.0/km²). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 466.4/sq mi (180.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.41% White, 1.24% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

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