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Welcome to Balta ...

So far, we have found very little information about Balta. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Balta to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Balta, please Contact Us.


Balta would have been located within present day Russell County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Balta, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Balta is 1,870 feet [570 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Balta was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Balta once stood is in the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Balta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Balta - they are located in North Dakota and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Balta.

Communities near Balta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Balta.

  • Victoria [Ellis County]
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    • Victoria [Ellis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Balta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,215 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victoria have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victoria
  • Gorham [Russell County]
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    • Gorham [Russell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Balta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 336 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<7>
  • Luray [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
    • Luray [Russell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Balta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Former name for Luray:
    • Lura
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  • Dorrance [Russell County]
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    • Dorrance [Russell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Balta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorrance have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Dorrance:
    • Dorrence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorrance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorrance<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bunker Hill [Russell County]
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      • Bunker Hill [Russell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Balta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bunker Hill:
      • Bunkerhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<7>
    • Paradise [Russell County]
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      • Paradise [Russell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Balta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Galatia [Barton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galatia
      • Galatia [Barton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Balta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galatia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galatia
    • Susank [Barton County]
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      • Susank [Barton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Balta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Susank have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susank
    • Waldo [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Russell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Balta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • Former name for Waldo:
      • Pleasant Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Walker [Ellis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Ellis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Balta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Balta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Balta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Balta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Balta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Balta. See our Newspapers Page for Balta.

Adding Balta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Balta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Balta was on a map titled Map of Kansas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Balta on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Balta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Russell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Balta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Balta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Balta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaltaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8852, Longitude: -98.9102       In this case, the coordinates for Balta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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