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Balta, Kansas
KDOT map of Russell County (legend)
Balta, Kansas is located in Kansas
Balta, Kansas
Balta, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Balta, Kansas is located in the United States
Balta, Kansas
Balta, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Russell
1,877 ft (572 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-03925
GNIS ID 484725

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


Balta was once a stop on the Union Pacific Railroad.


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). 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.

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