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Bloom, Kansas
KDOT map of Ford County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ford
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Bloom is a small unincorporated community in Ford County, Kansas, United States. Its post office closed in 1992.

History

Bloom was established by the Scott family in 1887 or 1888. The small town sprang to life when the Rock Island Railroad pushed west. The town's original train depot can still be found in Bloom.

Bloom's population reached a few hundred in the 1930s but gradually declined since and is now less than 50. The Bloom Public School closed in the early 1960s when the town's school district merged with that of Minneola, Kansas.

The small town once had a hotel, gas station, restaurant, post office, and lumber yard. Today, only a grain elevator business and private residences remain. Wheat farms and ranches surround the small town.

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