Morrill, Nebraska

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Morrill is a village located in the extreme west panhandle of Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 957 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Morrill is located at 41°57′54″N 103°55′33″W / 41.965°N 103.92583°W / 41.965; -103.92583 (41.964919, -103.925711)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

History

In 1886 the first settlers found a fertile valley at the mouth of the Sheep Creek draw and staked their claims. They came from Fort Collins, Colo., in search of a new home. They called their new home Collins, which was located nearly a mile north of present Morrill.

In 1900 the railroad determined the relocation of what is now Morrill. The new town was named for Charles Henry Morrill, president of the Lincoln Land Company.[citation needed] As president he laid out a tract of land for a town. In 1901 a post office was opened and the Village of Morrill was incorporated in April 1907. Some of the original buildings are still occupied today with thriving businesses. Electricity came to Morrill about 1912.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 957 people, 416 households, and 264 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,610.2 people per square mile (626.3/km²). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 748.7/sq mi (291.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.75% White, 0.10% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 5.64% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.69% of the population.

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