Nephite coastal region bordering the land of Lehi, possibly named after a prominent leader, Morianton. Under Morianton the people became involved in a land dispute with the inhabitants of Lehi, but before they could carry out their violent intentions, the people in the land of Lehi fled to captain Moroni for assistance. Fearing Moroni, Morianton attempted to lead his people northward. They were prevented by force of arms, and under a covenant of peace they were restored to their land. Within a year, however, they were driven out by the Lamanites and eventually joined forces with other refugees. Moroni began preparations to retake Morianton in 63 B. C. , but the city was heavily fortified. The record does not say when or if it was liberated.