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    MORSE, TEXAS

    Hansford County, Texas Panhandle
    Highway 15, FM 278 and FM 136
    SW of Spearman
    14 Miles S of Gruver
    19 Miles N of Stinnett
    30 Miles N of Borger

    Population: 172 (2000)

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    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.

    Visits to Morse - 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)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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