|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Named for||Isaac T. Burr|
|• Total||0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)|
|• Land||0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,453 ft (443 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,000/sq mi (390/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-09575 |
|GNIS ID||477984 |
Burrton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas, United States. It is named after Isaac T. Burr, who is the former vice-president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. In 2010, 901 people lived there.
History[change | change source]
Burrton was planned out in 1873. It was named after Burrton Township, which was named after I.T. Burr, a railroad official. The first post office in Burrton was created in June 1873. Burrton was incorporated as a city in 1878.
Burrton's place at the junction of two railroads made it an important shipping place for the area.
Geography[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Famous people[change | change source]
- Andy Dirks, professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers.
- Milburn Stone, portrayed fictional Galen "Doc" Adams, M.D., of Dodge City on the long-running CBS western television series, Gunsmoke.
References[change | change source]
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Burrton, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- "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 and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- The Homesteader; Volume 2 Issue 1; January 2006; ISSN 1559-3592
- The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and Auxiliary Companies - Annual Meetings, and Directors and Officers; January 1, 1902
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- 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.
- Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 204.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Burrton Public Schools". USD 369. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Burrton, Kansas.|
- USD 369, local school district
- Harvey County Genealogical Society
- Harvey County Roots
- Historic Images of Burrton, Special Photo Collections at Wichita State University Library