Morse, Iowa

Morse is an unincorporated community in Section 9, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa, United States.[1] It is a part of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Morse, Iowa
Unincorporated community
Morse is located in Iowa
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Morse
Morse is located in the United States
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°44′58″N 91°26′05″W / 41.74944°N 91.43472°W / 41.74944; -91.43472
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyJohnson
Elevation
768 ft (234 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)319
GNIS feature ID459249
Morse, Iowa, Feb. 2008

HistoryEdit

Morse was founded in 1871.[2] The first settler was William Jayne. One of the founders was A.W.G. Morse, an early settler in Iowa, who kept journals which have been recently published by Cedar Creek Press. It was once a stop on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway, later part of the CRI&P.

Morse's population was 91 in 1925.[3]

It contains several houses and the Morse Community Club.

Every year the community hosts a 3 July celebration, which includes a parade, food, and fireworks.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Morse, Iowa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1912). Leading Events in Johnson County, Iowa, History, Volume 1. Western Historical Press. p. 169.
  3. ^ Company, Rand McNally and (1925). Premier Atlas of the World: Containing Maps of All Countries of the World, with the Most Recent Boundary Decisions, and Maps of All the States,territories, and Possessions of the United States with Population Figures from the Latest Official Census Reports, Also Data of Interest Concerning International and Domestic Political Questions. Rand McNally & Company. p. 190.