Bayard, Kansas

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Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 37°59′37″N 95°9′47″W / 37.99361°N 95.16306°W / 37.99361; -95.16306
Country United States
State Kansas
County Allen
Township Osage
Elevation[1] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-04650 [1]
GNIS feature ID 482698 [1]

Bayard is an unincorporated community in the northeastern part of Allen County, located in southeast Kansas, in the central United States of America. Although official populations are not compiled for unincorporated places, the population of the surrounding Osage Township was 316 in the 2000 census.


In 1910, Bayard was a station on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad with a money order postoffice with one rural route, an express office, and some mercantile interests. It was a shipping point for the surrounding agricultural district. The population that year was reported as 50.[2]

A post office was opened in Front (an extinct town) in June 1886, but it was moved to Bayard in August 1887 and remained in operation until it was discontinued in April 1943.[3]


Bayard is located at 37°59′37″N 95°9′47″W / 37.99361°N 95.16306°W / 37.99361; -95.16306 (37.9936443, -95.1630313),[1] in Section 36, Township 23 south, Range 20 east and Section 1, Township 24 south, Range 20 east. It is situated along the northern bank of a minor creek which empties into the South Fork Little Osage River. Contained entirely within Osage Township in Allen County, it is about 15 miles northeast of Iola (the county seat). Bayard lies less than a mile east of U.S. Route 59 (a north/south route) where Texas Road crosses a Union Pacific railroad. The tiny incorporated city of Mildred is just 2 miles to the north along US-59, and the larger city of Moran is more than 5 miles to the south.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Frank W. Blackmar, ed. (1912). "Bayard". Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc ... I. Chicago: Standard Pub Co. p. 162. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices Database". Kansas State Historical Society. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-11.  Containing information taken from Baughman, Robert W. Kansas Post Offices, May 29, 1828–August 3, 1961. Kansas Postal History Society. 
  4. ^ "KDOT County Maps". 1999. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 

Coordinates: 37°59′37″N 95°9′47″W / 37.99361°N 95.16306°W / 37.99361; -95.16306