Bazine, Kansas

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Bazine, Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°26′46″N 99°41′33″W / 38.44611°N 99.69250°W / 38.44611; -99.69250Coordinates: 38°26′46″N 99°41′33″W / 38.44611°N 99.69250°W / 38.44611; -99.69250
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyNess
Incorporated1924
Named forFrançois Bazaine
Area
 • Total0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,129 ft (649 m)
Population
 • Total334
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
320
 • Density760/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67516
Area code785
FIPS code20-04775 [4]
GNIS ID0475595 [5]

Bazine is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 334 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Bazine was a station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[7] The community was named after the French general François Achille Bazaine.[8]

The first post office in Bazine was created in 1874.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Bazine is at 38°26′46″N 99°41′33″W / 38.44611°N 99.69250°W / 38.44611; -99.69250 (38.445977, -99.692549).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Bazine has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Bazine has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930423
19404659.9%
1950456−1.9%
1960429−5.9%
1970386−10.0%
1980385−0.3%
1990373−3.1%
2000311−16.6%
20103347.4%
Est. 2016320[3]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 334 people, 135 households, and 92 families living in Bazine.[2]


Education[change | change source]

Western Plains USD 106 serves Arnold, Bazine, Brownell, Ransom and Utica.[12] The Western Plains High School mascot is Bobcats.

Bazine High School was closed because of school unification. The Bazine High School mascot was the Indians.[13]

In 2004, Bazine High School was posted on eBay. The 78-year-old building was bought by a California businessman for $55,000.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 162.
  8. "Profile for Bazine, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Bazine, Kansas
  12. "Western Plains". USD 106. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  13. "Western Kansas Basketball Results", Great Bend Tribune, 13 December 1967, p.5.
  14. The Associated Press (August 22, 2004). "First online sale falls through, so Bazine returns to eBay list". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, KS. Retrieved November 19, 2019.

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