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Pfeifer, Kansas
KDOT map of Ellis County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellis
Township Freedom
Founded 1876
1,873 ft (571 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
GNIS feature ID 475392

Pfeifer is an unincorporated community in Freedom Township, Ellis County, Kansas, United States.


Volga German immigrants founded Pfeifer in August 1876, naming it after the village they had emigrated from in Russia. The final group of Volga German immigrants arrived from the community of Kamenka in June 1878. In 1884, the settlement moved to its current location. A post office opened in Pfeifer in 1887.

Beginning in 1879, local residents constructed a series of church buildings that culminated in the completion of Holy Cross Church in May 1918.


Pfeifer is located at 38°42′29″N 99°09′56″W / 38.70806°N 99.16556°W / 38.70806; -99.16556 (38.7080679, -99.1656536) at an elevation of 1,873 feet (571 m). It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of U.S. Highway 183, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) south of Interstate 70, and 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Hays, the county seat.

Pfeifer lies on the south side of the Smoky Hill River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.


Saratov Street, a paved county road, runs north-south through Pfeifer. Northeast of the community, it becomes Pfeifer Avenue, connecting Pfeifer with Victoria 10 miles (16 km) to the north.

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