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.
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.
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