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MORSE, TEXAS

Hansford County, Texas Panhandle

363'38"N 10128'35"W (36.060645, -101.476470)
Highway 15, FM 278 and FM 136
SW of Spearman the county seat
14 Miles S of Gruver
19 Miles N of Stinnett
30 Miles N of Borger
Population: 147 (2010) 172 (2000)

Morse, Texas Area Hotels ›
Borger Hotels
The road to Morse, Texas
Morse in view
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Cattlemen Robert and James H. Cator are credited with being the first settlers back in the 1870s, but it wasn't until the railroad (North Texas and Santa Fe) arrived in 1929 that a community was formed. Charles A. Morse, chief engineer of the railroad became the town's namesake. In the late 1930s the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railroad crossed tracks with the Santa Fe making Morse a two-railroad town. A post office was granted in 1929 and the Morse Monitor was first published that same year. The 1939 population was just under 100 citizens, doubling within 10 years.

Morse and Pringle merged in 1977. In 1980 Morse's population swelled to 150.


Morse Photo Gallery:

Morse TX Morse Code
Morse Code
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010
Welcome to Morse, Texas
Welcome to Morse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Morse Tx - Closed Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Morse Tx Closed Shop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Morse Tx - Closed Cafe
"Come in. We're OPEN"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Morse TX Closed Garage
Looking back
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Morse TX
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010
Morse TX - State Pride in Morse
State Pride in Morse
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010
Hansford County Texas 1940s mp
1940s Hansford County map showing Morse and Pringle
(SW of Spearman)
Near Hutchinson County Line

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

Morse, Texas Nearby Towns:
Spearman the county seat
Gruver
Stinnett
Borger
See Hansford County | Texas Panhandle

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