Fort Zarah

Fort Zarah (HM11EY)

Location: Great Bend, KS 67530 Barton County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 21.933', W 98° 42.8'

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In 1825 the Federal government surveyed the Santa Fe trail, great trade route from western Missouri to Santa Fe. Treaties with Kansas and Osage Indians safeguarded the eastern end of the road but Plains Tribes continued to make raids. Fort Zarah, at this point, was one of a chain of forts built on the trail to protect wagon trains and guard settlers. It was established in 1864 by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis and named for his son, Maj. H. Zarah Curtis, who had been killed in the Baxter Springs massacre, October 6, 1863. The fort was built of sandstone quarried in near-by bluffs.
Fort Zarah was successfully defended against an attack by 100 Kiowas on October 2, 1868. It was abandoned in 1869.
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HM NumberHM11EY
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
Marker Number70
Year Placed2012
Placed ByKansas Historical Society & State Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 6:59am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 525043 N 4246413
Decimal Degrees38.36555000, -98.71333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.933', W 98° 42.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 55.98" N, 98° 42' 48.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 282 Fort Zarah State Park, Great Bend KS 67530, US
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