Elevation: 2310 feet
Latitude: 39° 20' 58"N
Longitude: 100° 4' 31"W
· 164 (2000)
· 234 (1990)
· 332 (1928)
School District: 280
ZIP Code: 67650
Area Code: 785
County Code: GH
Welcome to Morland! Nestled among the hills in the beautiful Solomon River
Valley, the pages of the area's colorful history unfold from the time it was
covered by an inland sea. Imagine a landscape dotted with palm trees and
rhinoceros, camel and horses foraging in lush grasses and you have the
compelling vision of the Miocene era eight to ten million years ago.
Cheyenne, Kiowa, Arapahoe, Sioux, Plains Apache, Kansa and Pawnee have all
left their footprints along the Solomon River as they tended crops of corn,
beans and squash in 1000 AD and hunted the plentiful game in this rich and
Historical records reflect the story of a unique and colorful battle fought
nearby Morland in 1857 between the U S Army and the Cheyenne. Area
historians have long debated the exact location of the battle and point to
where artifacts have been discovered to document their claims.
A number of dwellings and commercial buildings constructed at the turn of
the century are still in use today and testify to the determination of the
settlers of the community to make this their home.
Today's Morland is still a lively community and offers:
- A truly neat relief on the front of the Citizens State Bank
reflecting the paleontology of the area. Stop in at the bank
and see the work of local artists and an unusal collection of
- A park beside the Solomon River with playgrounds and a
unique "pony bridge."
We invite you to stop by, share our history, and get acquainted.
Downtown Morland, Kansas