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Near Morse in Hansford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old Zulu Stockade

(9/10 mi. N.)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Site of Old Zulu Stockade Marker
Inscription. In 1875, a large, two-room pole building furnished with staple groceries and ammunition became the first trading post in Texas above the Canadian River.

The stockade, located in Indian-infested country, was fittingly named for the fierce Zulu tribe of Africa. It began as a buffalo camp which crack hunters Jim and Bob Cator (from England) had made the first permanent Panhandle residence at Christmas, 1873.

In 1876 Zulu became a major depot on the Ft. Dodge-Ft. Bascom military road, and it eventually received a post office contract. It was finally abandoned, 1912.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4867.)
 
Location. 36° 7.503′ N, 101° 28.126′ W. Marker is near Morse, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 520 1.5 miles west of Texas Route 136, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morse TX 79062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Cator Buffalo Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Farwell (approx. 10.1 miles away); Dodge City-Tascosa Trail
Site of Old Zulu Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Site of Old Zulu Stockade Marker
(approx. 10.4 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 10.8 miles away); Hansford Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away); Gruver Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away); Drift Fence (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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