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Merton, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 1926
Housing Units (2000): 598
Land area (2000): 2.635884 sq. miles (6.826909 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.027780 sq. miles (0.071950 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.663664 sq. miles (6.898859 sq. km)
FIPS code: 51375
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 43.141308 N, 88.309613 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Merton, WI

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Merton (parish)

Merton is an ancient parish which was first in Surrey but since 1965 (as Merton Priory [current parish]) has been in London, bounded by Wimbledon to the north, Mitcham to the east, Morden, Cheam and Cuddington (Worcester Park and rest of Motspur Park) to the south and (New) Malden to the west. The 1871 Ordnance Survey map records its area as (2.7 sq mi).

The parish was and is centred on the 12th-century parish church, St Mary's in Merton Park. The parish as a result of the disestablishment of the vestries became of two legal types and areas: religious and civil. It had in the late 19th century seen breakaway ecclesiastical parishes but the civic aspect in 1907 was transformed into Merton Urban District, this in turn was enlarged and empowered into the London Borough of Merton in 1965.

Merton (YouTube)

Merton is an American YouTube musician and personality who first gained press attention in March 2010 after making videos of himself interacting with people he meets on Chatroulette and Omegle. In the videos, Merton sits at a piano and improvises songs about either his observations of the people he is meeting or story ideas suggested by them.

Merton's first video garnered more 5 star ratings than any other YouTube video in history, making it the highest rated YouTube video ever. His musical style has been compared to Randy Newman and Ben Folds.

Merton lives in Colorado. His real name is unknown. He is a self-taught pianist.

There was speculation that "Merton" was in fact Ben Folds. While the two have similarities in appearance and music style, both have denied being the same person. Folds has in fact performed an homage to Merton at a concert where he similarly improvised songs while meeting people on Chatroulette. On a later video of Merton's, Ben Folds and Merton appeared together, proving that they are not the same person.

Merton previously hosted his own show on It was a live interactive webcam show where he continued his improvisation as he did on ChatRoulette. Shows were every Wednesday at 10 PM Eastern time. Sometimes, there was an international show at 21:00 GMT (4 PM Eastern).

Merton was later hired by T-Mobile to do some public events in the United Kingdom; on November 24, 2010, he played in Gatwick Airport's South Terminal greeting international arriving passengers with his improv piano playing.

As of August 2014 Merton announced a hiatus from his show.

As of December 31, 2014 the whereabouts of Merton is unknown.

Merton (surname)

Merton is a surname of English origin. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Don Merton (1939–2011), New Zealand conservationist
  • Ernst Merton (1848-1920), American politician and lawyer
  • Paul Merton (born 1957), British actor and comedian
  • Robert C. Merton (born 1944), American Nobel Prize–winning economist
  • Robert K. Merton (1910–2003), American sociologist, father of Robert C. Merton
  • Thomas Merton (1915–1968), American Cistercian monk, social activist and author
  • Sir Thomas Ralph Merton KBE FRS (1888–1969), British physicist and art collector
  • Walter de Merton (ca. 1205–1277), Bishop of Rochester, England and founder of Merton College
  • William Merton (1917–2014), British scientist and banker
  • William Ralph Merton (1848–1916), German entrepreneur, founder of the University of Frankfurt and Metallgesellschaft AG

Fictional characters:

  • Mrs Merton, character of comedian Caroline Aherne for The Mrs Merton Show

Usage examples of "merton".

Merton turned it off and strung a light from an extension cord, throwing the cord over a line just above the saw, so they could see what they were doing better.

From the barn Merton dragged the saddle, blanket, and bridle he had borrowed from the Giddings House livery stable.

Merton believes the gradualists in charge of the mummies have at most another two or three months to prepare their reports and make them public, or they ‘II be removed, replaced, Brock hopes, by a a more objective team, and clearly he hopes to be in charge.

A certain community of ambitions had been the foundation of this sympathy between the two, for Tessie Kearns meant to become a scenario writer of eminence, and, like Merton, she was now both studying and practising a difficult art.

Brock believes the mummies represent the first clear evidence of a human speciation event,” Merton said, hoping to move things along.

Mitch is writing more slowly than I am, about the mummies and the cave, sending it page by page to Oliver Merton in New York, who is editing it, sometimes a little cruelly.

He gathered up the reins, the horse beneath him coughed plaintively, and Merton rode him out of the picture.

And he would be left, in some humiliation, having found, as Merton Gill took himself forever out of retail trade, that two could play on words as well as one.

In 1955 he traveled as a Rhodes Scholar to Merton College, Oxford University to study English literature.

Once more burying the rowels in his horse, in an instant Merton was rapidly speeding on to the great river, lost in vague conjectures concerning this singular individual, and how his own strange adventure might terminate.

Merton, forced into the belief that a longer search was useless, and hurried away by the storm and a faint hope that she might, fearing delay while he was absent, have started for home, alone, now buried the rowels in the animal's sides.

Merton also glared at Amos, but discreetly, at moments when the other's back was turned or when he was blandly wishing to know of Mrs.

In his Valedictory Address, given to a packed audience in Merton College Hall at the end of his final summer term, Tolkien touched on some of the changes that were taking place in Oxford.