Morristown, Arizona

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Morristown, Arizona
Census-designated place
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°51′24″N 112°37′24″W / 33.85667°N 112.62333°W / 33.85667; -112.62333Coordinates: 33°51′24″N 112°37′24″W / 33.85667°N 112.62333°W / 33.85667; -112.62333
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Elevation 1,988 ft (606 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 227
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Morristown is a census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Phoenix, at the junction of State Route 74 and U.S. Route 60.

Morristown is home to the Morristown Elementary School District.

The Morristown Store, formerly the Morristown Hotel, also located within the town, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.[1]

Much of Morristown is within the municipal planning area of Surprise, and Surprise intends to eventually annex the area. The portion of Morristown south of US 60, however, exists in small area between the planning areas of Surprise, Buckeye and Wickenburg, where neither city has yet expressed a planned interest in expanding. This area is named after Morristown, New Jersey.[2]

Morristown is also the home of internet sensation "Tardar Sauce, the Grumpy Cat".[3]


The first name for the present day community of Morristown was Vulture Siding, but in 1897 after the importance of Vulture Mine had faded, the name of the place changed to Hot Springs Junction because at this station passengers disembarked from the train to take a stage to Castle Hot Springs. The name was later changed to Morristown to honor the first inhabitant at the place, George Morris, the discoverer of the Mack Morris Mine in Gila County. The first Post Office was established on December 30, 1897 by Lee H. Landis a postmaster of Wells Fargo Station in 1903. [4]


As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 227 people residing in the CDP. The population density was 508.1 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.48% White, 0.44% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 4.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Notable Residents[edit]

Tardar Sauce, famous Internet sensation "Grumpy Cat"

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