Bazaar, Kansas

Bazaar is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is located about half way between Strong City and Matfield Green near the intersection of K-177 highway and Sharps Creek Rd.

Bazaar, Kansas
old Bazaar schoolhouse (2016)
old Bazaar schoolhouse (2016)
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
Bazaar is located in Kansas
Bazaar
Bazaar
Bazaar is located in the United States
Bazaar
Bazaar
Coordinates: 38°16′19″N 96°32′7″W / 38.27194°N 96.53528°W / 38.27194; -96.53528Coordinates: 38°16′19″N 96°32′7″W / 38.27194°N 96.53528°W / 38.27194; -96.53528[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyChase
TownshipBazaar
Elevation
1,220 ft (370 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code620
GNIS ID477396

HistoryEdit

 
Bazaar, circa 1900-1909

A post office was established in Bazaar on April 16, 1860. The post office was renamed "Mary" on July 20, 1876, and then back to Bazaar on March 19, 1878. The post office closed on April 26, 1974.[2]

On March 31, 1931, a Transcontinental & Western Air airliner crashed a few miles southwest of Bazaar, killing all on board, including University of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne. There is a monument located on private property at 38°14′09″N 96°35′12″W / 38.23583°N 96.58667°W / 38.23583; -96.58667, and yearly tours provide access to the site.[3]

Bazaar still serves as a rail depot for local cattle ranching.

Additionally several large ranches are owned by Texas oil billionaire Ed Bass and The Nature Conservancy, most of which is the Flint hills section that overlaps the city and remains primarily for conservation purposes of the Flint Hills.[4]

GeographyEdit

Bazaar is located in the Flint Hills region of the Great Plains.[5] By highway, it is 18 miles (29 km) north of the Kansas Turnpike toll road exit at Cassoday, or 7 miles (11 km) south of the U.S. Route 50 exit at Strong City.

DemographicsEdit

The community is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

EducationEdit

The community is served by Chase County USD 284 public school district. It has two schools.

TransportationEdit

K-177 highway and Southern Transcon main line of BNSF Railway both pass north–south through Bazaar.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Bazaar, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  3. ^ "81 Years Since Kansas Plane Crash; The Wichita-Eagle; March 18, 2012". Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  4. ^ https://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article249034505.html
  5. ^ "Flint Hills Tourism Coalition". Archived from the original on 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2020-06-28.

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