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Bavaria, Kansas
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)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Saline
Township Ohio
Founded 1860s
Named for Bavaria
1,273 ft (388 m)
 • Total 60
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-04575
GNIS ID 476783

Bavaria is an unincorporated community in Saline County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 60. It lies along K-140 and a Union Pacific Railroad line west of Salina.


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

Its post office in Bavaria was close in 1986.


Spring Creek flows through the community.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 60
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Bavaria as a census-designated place (CDP). Also, this community is a part of the Salina micropolitan area.


The community is served by Ell-Saline USD 307 public school district. 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.

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