Fort Morgan is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The United States Census Bureau estimated that the city population was 10,844 in 2005.
Fort Morgan, Colorado
The Fort Morgan City Hall
Location of Fort Morgan in Morgan County, Colorado
|Incorporated||June 15, 1887|
|• Type||Home Rule Municipality|
|• Mayor||Ron Shaver|
|• Total||4.92 sq mi (12.75 km2)|
|• Land||4.85 sq mi (12.57 km2)|
|• Water||0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2) 1.32%%|
|Elevation||4,324 ft (1,297 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,338.35/sq mi (902.93/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
80701 & 80705
|GNIS feature ID||0204722|
|Website||City of Fort Morgan|
Camp Wardwell was established in 1865 along the Overland Trail to protect emigrants and supplies going to and from Denver and the mining districts. The fort was renamed in 1866 by General John Pope for one of his staff, Colonel Christopher A. Morgan, who had died earlier that year. The fort closed in 1868 after being used by 19 different companies from 11 cavalry and infantry regiments (about 1,300 soldiers).
The town of Fort Morgan was platted just south of the old military fort’s ruins on May 1, 1884, by Abner S. Baker, a member of Greeley's Union Colony. The town became the county seat of the newly formed Morgan County on February 19, 1889.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, 11,034 people, 3,887 households, and 2,736 families resided in the city. The population density was 2,472.1 people per square mile (955.2/km²). The 4,094 housing units averaged 917.2 per square mile (354.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.43% White, 0.28% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 20.62% from other races]], and 3.24% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 39.04% of the population.
Of the 3,887 households, 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were not families. About 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the city, the population was distributed as 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,128, and for a family was $36,134. Males had a median income of $27,667 versus $22,346 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,024. About 8.9% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
Fort Morgan, for the most part, has an agricultural economy.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service through Fort Morgan, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco.
Although the town is served by Fort Morgan Municipal Airport, no scheduled airlines operate from there. Denver International Airport is 76 miles southwest and is the closest airport to provide scheduled services.
Fort Morgan is the burial place of Philip K. Dick, where he was interred alongside his twin sister who died in early childhood.
Fort Morgan is the boyhood home of Big Band musician Glenn Miller. Miller went to high school in Fort Morgan and was known to have once played trumpet on top of Abner S. Baker School, since destroyed in a fire and now rebuilt, which at the time was the high school campus, but is now an elementary school.
Robert G. Whitehead (1916–2007) was born in Fort Morgan to a ranching family. He marketed the first-aid ointment known as "Blue Star". Some 50 million jars are sold annually. The product claims to offer relief from psoriasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, and various kinds of itching.
Sam Brunelli, football player.
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The following television stations operate on virtual channel 19 in the United States:
K10JW-D in Verdigre, Nebraska
K14MI-D in Niobrara, Nebraska
K16KR-D in McAlester, Oklahoma
K19AA-D in Altus, Oklahoma
K19GS-D in Rural Beaver, etc., Utah
K19IC-D in Eureka, California
K19II-D in Ardmore, Oklahoma
K19IP-D in Flagstaff, Arizona
K19IR-D in Enid, Oklahoma
K19JA-D in Cortez, Colorado
K19JX-D in Yakima, Washington
K20KE-D in Fort Morgan, Colorado
K34IB-D in Decatur, Nebraska
K45LH-D in Red Lake, Minnesota
K50IO-D in Neligh, Nebraska
KBBV-CD in Bakersfield, California
KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri
KDMI in Des Moines, Iowa
KEPR-TV in Pasco, Washington
KGBS-CD in Austin, Texas
KGRF-LD in Gila River Indian Co, Arizona
KHDF-CD in Las Vegas, Nevada
KIPB-LD in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
KJII-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska
KJRE in Ellendale, North Dakota
KKTW-LD in St. Cloud, Minnesota
KMBY-LD in Templeton, California
KOBS-LD in San Antonio, Texas
KPDR-LD in Salt Lake City, Utah
KQCW-DT in Muskogee, Oklahoma
KQRE-LD in Bend, Oregon
KTEJ in Jonesboro, Arkansas
KUES in Richfield, Utah
KUOT-CD in Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma
KUVS-DT in Modesto, California
KVCT in Victoria, Texas
KWBQ in Santa Fe, New Mexico
KWKS in Colby, Kansas
KWWE-LD in Lake Charles, Louisiana
KXNE-TV in Norfolk, Nebraska
KYTX in Nacogdoches, Texas
KZUP-CD in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
W19CO-D in Pensacola, Florida
W19DV-D in Luquillo, Puerto Rico
WAPW-CD in Abingdon, etc., Virginia
WCAV in Charlottesville, Virginia
WCLL-CD in Columbus, Ohio
WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina
WDCQ-TV in Bad Axe, Michigan
WDNI-CD in Indianapolis, Indiana
WDSF-LD in Montgomery, Alabama
WDXA-LD in Florence, South Carolina
WEYW-LP in Key West, Florida
WFND-LD in Findlay, Ohio
WGCT-LD in Crystal River, Florida
WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama
WHOI in Peoria, Illinois
WKPT-CD in Kingsport, Tennessee
WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tennessee
WKPZ-CD in Kingsport, Tennessee
WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina
WMAH-TV in BIloxi, Mississippi
WODR-LD in Wausau, Wisconsin
WOIO in Shaker Heights, Ohio
WOPI-CD in Bristol, Virginia/Kingsport, Tennessee
WPCW in Jeannette, Pennsylvania
WPED-LD in Jackson, Tennessee
WUEM-LD in Athens, Georgia
WUNM-TV in Jacksonville, North Carolina
WVGN-LD in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
WXIX-TV in Newport, Kentucky
WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin
WYFX-LD in Youngstown, Ohio
WYSJ-CA in Yorktown, Virginia
WZMQ in Marquette, MichiganThe following television stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 19:
WAPG-CD in Greeneville, Tennessee
WAZE-TV in Madisonville, Kentucky
WCDC-TV in Adams, MassachusettsChuck Baltazar
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