Morton   Population - 2,515  Altitude - 3.758


Founded in 1923; post office established 1924.  Morton became the seat of Cochran County when the county organized in 1924.  Today it is a banking, market and shipping center for the county.  Products include petroleum, cotton, cattle and feed.

C.C. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters-

Adobe buildings placed to form a quadrangle, part of a once extensive headquarters complex of a cattle baron who established the ranching empire.   Still ranch headquarters, visitors are welcome.  Two miles south on Texas 214; one mile west on FM 1169 (not shown on most maps.)



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