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A post office called Bend was established in 1900, and remained in operation until 1917. The community derives its name from nearby Sinful Bend, a meander on the Gasconade River known for its rough characters.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bend, Missouri
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Maries County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
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