Burns City, Indiana

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Burns City, Indiana
Census-designated place
Location of Burns City in Martin County, Indiana.
Location of Burns City in Martin County, Indiana.
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[1] 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 117
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47553
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 431854

Burns City is an unincorporated census-designated place in Perry Township, Martin County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] The population was 117 at the 2010 census.


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.[3]

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.[4]


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Burns City, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Martin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.