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Bazaar, Kansas

Bazaar, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
Clements is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: [1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Chase
1893 Railroad Map

Bazaar is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.[1] The community is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Education 3
  • Media 4
  • Transportation 5
  • Further reading 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1859, Chase County was founded.

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

On March 31, 1931, Trans World Airlines TWA Flight 599 crashed a few miles southwest of Bazaar, killing all onboard including University of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne. There is a monument located on private property at , and yearly tours provide access to the site.[3]

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


Bazaar is located at (38.2719604, -96.5352843),[4] in the scenic Flint Hills[5] of the Great Plains. 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.


Bazaar is part of Unified School District 284.[6] All students attend schools in Cottonwood Falls.



K-177 highway and BNSF Railway both pass north-south through Bazaar.

Further reading


  1. ^ a b Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Bazaar, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^
  3. ^ ; The Wichita-Eagle; March 18, 2012.81 Years Since Kansas Plane Crash
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bazaar
  5. ^ Flint Hills Tourism Coalition
  6. ^ USD 284

External links

  • Bazaar - A "Quiet" town of Chase County, Kansas
  • Bazaar United Methodist Church history
  • Chase County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT

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