Mountain Lover’s Paradise
Population: 1,116 – Lewis County
Morton is a mountain lover’s paradise. Located along the White Pass highway in mountain foothills, this town inspires people to get outdoors and fish, ski or camp. But it also inspires a burgeoning art scene. Take in a performance at the Roxy Theater, browse local galleries, or present a fly to an unsuspecting trout. There’s a wide variety of activities to enjoy at this former stop along the Tacoma Eastern Railroad.
Morton has been a forest products stronghold since 1931. Hampton acquired the sawmill in 1999 and since then has made significant upgrades to usher the mill into the modern era of wood manufacturing.
- Morton was once known as the “Tie Mill Capital” of the world for its extensive production of railroad ties.
- The Loggers Jubilee held every year since 1937.