Antonino, Kansas

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Antonino, Kansas
Antonino, from about 2 miles to the northwest.
Antonino, from about 2 miles to the northwest.
KDOT map of Ellis County (legend)
Antonino is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Antonino is located in the United States
Antonino (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°47′02″N 99°23′33″W / 38.78389°N 99.39250°W / 38.78389; -99.39250Coordinates: 38°47′02″N 99°23′33″W / 38.78389°N 99.39250°W / 38.78389; -99.39250
CountryUnited States
2,106 ft (642 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code785
GNIS feature ID475280[1]

Antonino is an unincorporated community in Lookout Township, Ellis County, Kansas, United States.[2]


Due to the distance from their homes to St. Francis Church in Munjor, a group of the church's Volga German parishioners requested a new parish and subsequently founded Antonino in 1904. They originally wanted to name the new community St. Anthony, but the post office rejected that name for being too similar to that of Anthony, Kansas. Instead, they applied for the name "Saint Antonino" after a village in Brazil in which several residents had once lived. Due to postal regulations at that time, however, "Saint" was removed from the name.[3] Another account claims that Antonino was named for Anthony Sauer, who was said to be the community's oldest resident.[4]

Local residents built a new church in 1905, and a local post office opened the same year.[3][5] A school house was completed in 1939, and then a new church building in 1952.[3] The post office closed in 1984.[5]


Antonino is located at 38°47′02″N 99°23′33″W / 38.78389°N 99.39250°W / 38.78389; -99.39250 (38.7080679, -99.1656536) at an elevation of 2,106 feet (642 m).[1] It is 4 miles (6.4 km) west of U.S. Route 183, 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Interstate 70, and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) south-southwest of Hays, the county seat.[2]

Antonino lies 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the Smoky Hill River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[6]


Antonino Road, a paved county road, runs east–west through the community, connecting it to U.S. Route 183 to the east.[7]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  2. ^ a b "General Highway Map - Ellis County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 1978. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  3. ^ a b c "Ellis County". Kansas Heritage Project. Fort Hays State University. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  4. ^ "Profile for Antonino, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  7. ^ "Antonino, KS". Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-07-13.