About This Place
Morton is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, USA, known for its pumpkins and annual Pumpkin Festival. The population was 15,198 at the 2000 census. Morton, the home of a Caterpillar distribution facility and a Libby's pumpkin plant, is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Morton is also home to the corporate headquarters of Morton Buildings Inc. It holds its annual Morton Pumpkin Festival in the second week of September.
Morton is located at 40°36′42″N 89°27′48″W / 40.61167°N 89.46333°W / 40.61167; -89.46333 (40.611571, -89.463310).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.7 km²), of which, 12.2 square miles (31.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.33%) is water.