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Mount Morris is a village in Mount Morris Township, Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census, down from 3,013 in 2000.GeographyMount Morris is located at .According to the 2010 census, Mount Morris has a total area of 1.5sqmi, all land.The village is crossed from east to west by Illinois Route 64. Route 64 continues eastward to Chicago and westward into Iowa, where is keeps its numeric designation.HistoryMt. Morris is home of the Illinois Freedom Bell, which is located in the town square. The area that is now the town square used to be the campus of one of Illinois' first institutes of higher learning, Mount Morris College. It was first a Methodist school and was later affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. The college closed due to hard economic times. The village's old Junior High School, while undergoing demolition, caught fire and burned forcing the school district to be merged with the Oregon School District in 1993. On February 12, 2004, the Rahn Elementary School was lost to fire. This resulted in the reorganization of the Oregon School District. The former Oregon city elementary and middle schools were merged into a single elementary school. The Mt. Morris Highschool has since been used as the middle school for the district. The town is also home of a very large group of lustron homes in IL. These can be located on First street(5 houses),Hannah avenue(3 houses), and Sunset lane(5 houses). The town has a total of 18 lustrons. The houses were built here to meet a shortage of housing for a local printing company.Mount Morris is in Illinois (IL). Add Mount Morris and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States tour itinerary planner.
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