Burns City, Indiana
|Burns City, Indiana|
Location of Burns City in Martin County, Indiana.
|Elevation||712 ft (217 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||431854|
The town was founded as Keck's Church in 1849 by Christian Keck, an early settler. It became known as Kecksville circa 1852. The name was officially changed to Burns City on September 15, 1890. The present name was applied by a railroad engineer whose wife's maiden name was Burns.
A post office was established under the name Keck's Church in 1849, was renamed Burns City in 1890, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1957.
Burns City is located at.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
- "Burns City, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
- "Martin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
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