Balta, Kansas

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Balta, Kansas
KDOT map of Russell County (legend)
Balta is located in Kansas
Balta
Balta
Balta is located in the United States
Balta
Balta
Coordinates: 38°53′5″N 98°54′56″W / 38.88472°N 98.91556°W / 38.88472; -98.91556Coordinates: 38°53′5″N 98°54′56″W / 38.88472°N 98.91556°W / 38.88472; -98.91556
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyRussell
Elevation
1,877 ft (572 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67665
Area code785
GNIS ID484725[1]

Balta is an unincorporated area in Russell Township, Russell County, Kansas, United States.[2] It is the site of an agricultural cooperative facility about 2 miles west of Russell, but there is no community or settlement at Balta.[3]

History[edit]

Balta was once a stop on the Union Pacific Railroad.[4]

Geography[edit]

Balta is located at 38°53′5″N 98°54′56″W / 38.88472°N 98.91556°W / 38.88472; -98.91556 (38.8847338, -98.9156421), at an elevation of 1,877 feet (572 m).[1] It lies 0.75 miles (1.21 km) north of Fossil Creek, part of the Smoky Hill River watershed, in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. Balta is roughly 1.4 miles (2.3 km) north of Interstate 70 and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Russell, the county seat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Balta, Kansas
  2. ^ "General Highway Map - Russell County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  3. ^ "Google Maps Street View - Balta, KS". Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  4. ^ "Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas". Kansas Memory. Kansas Historical Society. 1918. Retrieved 2014-09-17.

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