Bavaria, Kansas

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Bavaria, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Grain elevator in Bavaria (2015)
Grain elevator in Bavaria (2015)
Location within Saline County and Kansas
Location within Saline County and Kansas
KDOT map of Saline County (legend)
KDOT map of Saline County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°47′50″N 97°45′20″W / 38.79722°N 97.75556°W / 38.79722; -97.75556Coordinates: 38°47′50″N 97°45′20″W / 38.79722°N 97.75556°W / 38.79722; -97.75556[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Saline
Township Ohio
Elevation[1] 1,273 ft (388 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-04575 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0476783 [1]

Bavaria is an unincorporated community in Saline County, Kansas, United States.[1] It lies along K-140 and a Union Pacific Railroad line west of the city of Salina.


The place was originally known as Hohneck, after Ernst Hohneck, who settled there in 1865.[2] It was also known as Honek.[1] Bavaria was laid out by E. F. Drake in 1877, and named after the state of Bavaria, in Germany.[3][4]

Its post office in Bavaria was close in 1986.[5]


Spring Creek flows through the community.[6]


Bavaria a part of Saline County, Bavaria is a part of the Salina micropolitan area.[7]


Bavaria is served by USD 307 Ell-Saline.[8][9][10] Ell-Saline schools are located in Brookville. The Ell-Saline school mascot is Cardinals.

Bavaria schools were closed through school unification. The Bavaria High School mascot was Tigers.[11]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Bavaria, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 160.
  3. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 37.
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  5. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  6. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 48. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  7. ^ Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses Archived 2008-11-17 at the Wayback Machine., Office of Management and Budget, 2007-11-20. Accessed 2008-08-14.
  8. ^ USD 307
  9. ^ Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Saline County School District Map Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "The good ole days", The Salina Journal, 1 December 1994, p.17.

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