Near Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Site of Fort Zarah
1822 - 1872
Erected 1906 by Pupils of Barton County Schools.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Santa Fe Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 38° 21.934′ N, 98° 42.831′ W. Marker is near Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is on U.S. 56, on the left when traveling east. Marker is near the entrance to Fort Zarah Park, about one mile east of Great Bend. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Bend KS 67530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Zarah (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Streetscape (approx. 2.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jack Kilby (approx. 2.8 miles away); ATSF Locomotive No. 3416 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Oscar Micheaux Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a stone pillar, built 1935, probably as some type of government relief project. It has this sequence: 50N-14-N.R.H.-331-G. The marker sponsored by the school children was probably mounted elsewhere and included when the stone pillar was built.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Zarah, Kansas. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Zarah. "Kansas Cyclopedia" entry (1912) (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.