It is hard to find the exact date when Morag was established. Historians are open to situate the fact at the end of XIIIth century.
Installation of origin of name of the town also brings problems. The most commonly met hypothesis is that it comes from Prussian name of lake: Mawrin, Maurin or Morin.
And it is so hard to find out because in time of stormy history of the town, there has not been saved (any) location privilege.
So it is not possible to establish unquestionably in what year Morag had received city rights. Historians assume that it has happened in the year 1327.
In year 1414, in time of war between Teutonic Order and Poles the town has been incinerated completely. Morag had experienced a similar disaster in 1697.Wooden buildings covered with thatch had burnt several more times.Morag has not been bypassed by pestilence in 1427 and epidemic of plagueat the beginning of XVIIth century.Wars of Poles with Teutonic Order and Sweden, and also Napoleonic campaign in time of which citizens of Morag proceeded for several days from hands to hands of three armies: French, Russian and Prussian and moreover destroying warfare in 1945 fulfill dramatic cards of town history. The history may be implemented with some more fact like: great pour jointed with hailstorm (1577), earthquake (1818), often hurricanes and snow - storms.Certainly such number of events may scare but Morag against of all odds,regenerated each time as Phoenix from ashes.What is more, many citizens born in Morag brought fame and glamour to town.
Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803) - [probably the most famous citizen of Morag]writer, philosopher, representative of social, philosophical and literary thought of Enlightment. - Karol Rautenberg - had opened the first bookshop in Morag. - Karol Harich - ancestor of a well known family of publishers and writers.He founded the first printing house in Morag in 1832.