Burns United Methodist Church (2010)
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Named for||Train station|
|• Mayor||Ryan Johnson|
|• Total||0.35 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|• Land||0.35 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,499 ft (457 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||650/sq mi (250/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-09450 |
|GNIS ID||478038 |
History[change | change source]
In 1877, the Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad Company built a branch line from Florence to El Dorado, and a station called Burns was built north of the present city location. In 1881, the rail line was extended to Douglass, then later to Arkansas City. The line was leased and operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The line from Florence through Burns to El Dorado was abandoned in 1942. The original branch line connected Florence through El Dorado to Arkansas City.
At the current place, a city named St. Francis was platted in August 1880. When the town incorporated, they found the official city name of St. Francis was already used, so they changed the name to be the same as the nearby Burns train station. The station was moved into Burns. The original station was named after a railroad company official.
A post office in burns was created on November 30, 1880.
21st century[change | change source]
In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was built 6.5 miles west of Burns, north to south through Marion County. There was a lot of controversy over road damage, tax exemption, and environmental concerns (if a leak ever occurs). A pumping station named Burns was built 2 miles north of Potwin.
Geography[change | change source]
Burns is at  in the Flint Hills. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2). All of it is land. The south city border of Burns is the county line of Marion County and Butler County.(38.090692, -96.887103),
Weather[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
In popular culture[change | change source]
- Mars Attacks!, 1996 comedy science fiction movie, the Perkinsville scenes from this movie was filmed around Burns. The beginning cattle segment was filmed near Leon, and the retirement community where Grandma Norris lived was filmed in northeast Wichita.
References[change | change source]
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Burns, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- "Information about City of Burns". The League of Kansas Municipalities. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
- Government; City of Burns.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- 1935 Rand McNally Standard Map of Kansas
- Railway Abandonment 1942
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- Keystone Pipeline - Marion County Commission calls out Legislative Leadership on Pipeline Deal; April 18, 2010. Archived October 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010.
- Keystone Pipeline - County ask TransCanada for pipeline emergency plan; Hillsboro Free Press; February 15, 2011.
- Keystone Pipeline - Burns Pumping Station - New Powerline Map; Trow Engineering Consultants and TransCanda; 2010.
- Climate Summary for Burns, Kansas
- USD 398 Archived 2010-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Mars Attacks - Film Locations 1.
- Mars Attacks - Film Locations 2.
- "'Mars' attacks Kansas Museum of History; The Topeka Capital-Journal; July 28, 2011". Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
- 20 years since "Mars Attack"ed Burns; Hillsboro Star-Journal; October 20, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Burns, Kansas.|
- USD 398, school district for Peabody, Burns, Wonsevu, nearby rural areas of Marion / Chase / Harvey / Butler Counties
- USD 398 School District Boundary Map, KDOT
- Historic Images of Burns, Special Photo Collections at Wichita State University Library.
- 1901 Keystone Ranch history
- The Burns Citizen newspaper, Tidbits from 1926 to 1933
- PRIDE Roosters, Community Center, International Student Hosting[permanent dead link], Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development
- Marion County cemetery list, archive of KsGenWeb
- Marion County history bibliography, Marion County school bibliography, Kansas Historical Society