|Elevation||98 ft (126 m)|
Burson was platted in 1884 when the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad was extended to that point. The community was named for Daniel Smith Burson, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Burson since 1884.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burson, California
- Manna, Sal (Sep 2, 2005). "City of Burson founded by Civil War veteran Daniel Smith Burson". Lodi News-Sentinel. p. 9. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- "Calaveras County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
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