Burrton, Kansas

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Burrton, Kansas
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harvey County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°1′26″N 97°40′11″W / 38.02389°N 97.66972°W / 38.02389; -97.66972Coordinates: 38°1′26″N 97°40′11″W / 38.02389°N 97.66972°W / 38.02389; -97.66972[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyHarvey
TownshipBurrton
Platted1873
Incorporated1878
Named forIsaac T. Burr
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,453 ft (443 m)
Population
 • Total901
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
887
 • Density1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67020
Area code620
FIPS code20-09575 [1]
GNIS ID477984 [1]
Websiteburrtonkansas.com

Burrton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is named after Isaac T. Burr, who is the former vice-president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[5][6] In 2010, 901 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County

Burrton was planned out in 1873.[8] It was named after Burrton Township, which was named after I.T. Burr, a railroad official.[9] The first post office in Burrton was created in June 1873.[10] Burrton was incorporated as a city in 1878.[11]

Burrton's place at the junction of two railroads made it an important shipping place for the area.[12]

Geography[change | change source]

Burrton is at 38°1′21″N 97°40′20″W / 38.02250°N 97.67222°W / 38.02250; -97.67222 (38.022573, -97.672316).[1] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2). All of it is land.[2]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880386
189069580.1%
1900627−9.8%
19106899.9%
1920679−1.5%
1930649−4.4%
194084229.7%
1950749−11.0%
19607743.3%
19708084.4%
198097620.8%
1990866−11.3%
20009327.6%
2010901−3.3%
Est. 2016887[4]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 901 people, 347 households, and 237 families living in Burrton.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Burrton is part of Burrton USD 369 public school district.[13][14]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Burrton, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. The Homesteader; Volume 2 Issue 1; January 2006; ISSN 1559-3592
  6. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and Auxiliary Companies - Annual Meetings, and Directors and Officers; January 1, 1902
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 786.
  9. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 204.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  11. History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 787.
  12. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 259.
  13. "Burrton Public Schools". USD 369. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  14. Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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