Morgan Hill, California

related topics
{island, water, area}
{city, population, household}
{area, community, home}
{utc_offset, utc_offset_dst, timezone}
{household, population, family}
{city, large, area}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{day, year, event}
{@card@, make, design}
{household, population, female}
{town, population, incorporate}

Morgan Hill (pronounced /ˈmɔrɡɨn ˈhɪl/) is a city located in the southern part of Santa Clara County, California, United States. Founded on November 10, 1906, the city was named after Hiram Morgan Hill, a San Franciscan who built a country retreat home there in 1884. Originally a community of ranchers, farmers and orchardists, the city has evolved into a bedroom community for the high-tech industries in Silicon Valley. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a population of 33,556.[1] The silhouette of El Toro,[3] a distinctive hill overshadowing the town to the west, has been incorporated into the city's seal and official logo.

Contents

Geography and geology

Morgan Hill is approximately 39 km (24 mi) south of downtown San Jose, 21 km (13 mi) north of Gilroy, and 24 km (15 mi) inland from the Pacific coast. Lying in a roughly 6 km-wide (4-mi-wide) southern extension of the Santa Clara Valley, it is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east. At the valley floor, Morgan Hill lies at an elevation of about 107 m (350 ft) above MSL.

Full article ▸

related documents
Island Park, Idaho
Waterfall
Geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Geography of Togo
Malham Cove
Geography of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Strait of Dover
Geography of Malawi
Polder
Geography of Botswana
Geography of Romania
Zuider Zee
Deccan Traps
Mälaren
Volcanic Explosivity Index
Sea of Azov
Ellesmere Island
Geography of Zimbabwe
Rhine Falls
Odenwald
Meteor Crater
Geology of Victoria
Olympus Mons
Geography of Benin
Medieval Warm Period
Swamp
Lake Taupo
Geography of Nigeria
Year Without a Summer