Site of Old Zulu Stockade

Site of Old Zulu Stockade (HM1RBT)

Location: Gruver, TX 79040 Hansford County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 7.503', W 101° 28.126'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1RBT
Marker Number4867
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 277826 N 4000641
Decimal Degrees36.12505000, -101.46876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.503', W 101° 28.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 30.18" N, 101° 28' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM520, Gruver TX 79040, US
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