Burns, Kansas

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Burns is a city in Marion County, Kansas, United States. The city name came from a nearby train station, which was named prior to the city being incorporated.[3] The population was 268 at the 2000 census.



While the Florence, ElDorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad Company built a line from Florence to ElDorado, a station called Burns was built north of the present town of Burns. The railroad started operating on August 1, 1877. At the present town location, a city named St. Francis was platted on August 1880. When the town incorporated, they discovered the official city name of St.Francis was already taken, so they changed the name to Burns. Soon afterward, the train station was moved into the new city of Burns.[4]


Burns is located at 38°5′26″N 96°53′14″W / 38.09056°N 96.88722°W / 38.09056; -96.88722 (38.090692, -96.887103)[5], in the scenic Flint Hills. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

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