Burns City, Indiana

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Burns City
census-designated place
Martin County's location in Indiana
Martin County's location in Indiana
Burns City is located in Martin County, Indiana
Burns City
Burns City
Location in Martin County
Coordinates: 38°49′21″N 86°53′13″W / 38.82250°N 86.88694°W / 38.82250; -86.88694Coordinates: 38°49′21″N 86°53′13″W / 38.82250°N 86.88694°W / 38.82250; -86.88694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Martin
Township Perry
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
ZIP code 47553
GNIS feature ID 431854[1]

Burns City is an unincorporated census-designated place in Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Burns City is located at 38°49′21″N 86°53′13″W / 38.82250°N 86.88694°W / 38.82250; -86.88694.

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burns City, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.