History from KSHS:
county was created on June 21, 1855, by S.
M. Hays; T. S. Hufacker; A. J. Baker;
Chris Strieby; Warren Johnson;
H. M. Ramsey; August Warneke; Hiram
Allen; Thomas White; Bill Parker; J. W.
Randle; Cornelius Atkinson; June Baxter;
Allen Crowley; Frank Doran; Thomas
Black; Jonathan Hammond; and William
White, Sr. It was originally called Wise
County for Governor Wise of
Virginia, a pro-slave supporter. In 1858
the name was changed to Morris after
Morris of Ohio, who was a prominent
opponent of slavery. It contains the
cities of Dunlap, Dwight, Parkerville,
Latimer, Willsey and Council Grove.