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Burlington, Kansas

Burlington, Kansas

The CITY OF BURLINGTON is a progressive county seat town of approximately 2,800 people and it is growing. Burlington is large enough to offer a variety of activities and services, yet small enough to provide opportunities for person-to-person involvement. You can find all the modern improvements and conveniences found in most larger cities. The main business district is located at the center of the City and recently received a new face lift with the installation of new sidewalks, curbs, colonial street lights, trees, and the surfacing of the streets. Cross Centre Shopping Center is located a the north edge of the City.

Burlington is classified as a second class city and is governed by a mayor and city council form of government. The governing body is very active in planning for the future. Zoning regulations are in place to guide for an orderly planned growth of the city. The city has four industrial sites located on the south side of the city. Sanitary sewer lines, electric and water services have been extended to areas for immediate use in new development. The City has developed a Commercial Park just south of the city limits. The City has continued to improve its street network and 90% of the streets are paved. The Burlington Municipal Police Department provides around-the-clock security, traffic control, and animal control and works very closely with the Coffey County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol, both of which have offices in Burlington. The Coffey County Airport has a flight operations building, a 5,500 concrete runway and taxiways, a 20-unit T hanger, maintenance facilities, a Ground School, and flight instruction. Chartered flights are available.

For more than a decade, Burlington has held the honor of being designated by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree City USA". Burlington has also received the Growth Award. People come from many miles around to use the many parks and recreation facilities in Burlington, including a large modern recreation center and aquatic center and two golf courses. Burlington and the surrounding area have numerous businesses which are, in themselves, tourist attractions. Burlington has a modern museum and library. Various entertainment facilities, as well as motels and eating establishments are available.

Burlington has excellent modern educational facilities which offer a variety of educational and extra-curricular programs and services, as well as a well-trained staff.

Burlington's medical facilities offer a variety of modern, state-of-the-art equipment and services and a 24-hour staff emergency services.

For more in-depth information about the City of Burlington and our businesses, industries, education system, tourist attractions and travel accommodations, please see the options on the left menu.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area

The Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area opened in September of 1994 offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the nature of eastern Kansas. The area consists of 160 acres on which there are three self-guided trails that start and end at the "silo."

Burlington, KS Nature Centers

St. Francis Xavier Church

The St. Francis Xavier Church is one of Burlington's older churches, built in 1901. It replaced a frame building built in 1871.Parishioners excavated a basement beneath the existing building in 1954 and outfitted it as a church hall. Mass was offered by missionary priests as early as 1859

Burlington, KS Historic Churches

1896 School House

The Rural Dale School which was located east of LeRoy, Kansas in Coffey County, was recently donated to the Coffey County Museum by Irene Woods. The 1896 school house has been moved next to the Museum and is currently undergoing restoration. Restoration should be completed early in 1997.

Burlington, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Coffey County Lake

The Coffey County Lake has been called the "Crown Jewel" of Kansas fisheries. The 5,090 acre lake provides cooling water for Wolf Creek Generating Station'

Burlington, KS Recreation

Old Excelsior Mill

In early Coffey County history, farmers brought their wheat to this well-known Burlington landmark situated at the east end of Kennebec Street. The elevator building is all that remains of the Excelsior Water Mills, built in 1869

Burlington, KS Historic Mills

Things to do near Burlington, KS

Historical Hiking Trail

The Neodesha Historical Trail was started in 1971 as part of the 100th Aniversary celebration of the founding of Neodesha, Ka...

Lake Side Golf Course

Located just west of South Owl Lake is a nine hole course with sand greens. Fees and regulations are posted at the site. ...