Burlingame, Kansas

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Burlingame is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,017 at the 2000 census.



Burlingame was originally established as Council City and was an important stop on the Santa Fe Trail. The Council City post office was opened on April 30, 1855 [3]. The wide brick main street, Santa Fe Avenue, was built wide enough for an oxen team to be able to make a U-turn. The city and post office name was changed from Council City to Burlingame on January 30, 1858 [4], in honor of Anson Burlingame.

During the Civil War the townspeople constructed a stone fort in the town center. Burlingame's Fort was torn down after the war.


Burlingame is located at 38°45′3″N 95°50′9″W / 38.75083°N 95.83583°W / 38.75083; -95.83583 (38.750846, -95.835718)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Burlingame "Where rail meets trail," is the only location where the original Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad crosses the Santa Fe Trail.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,017 people, 428 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,150.1 people per square mile (446.2/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 543.9/sq mi (211.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.43% White, 0.29% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.49% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

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