Population: 528 (2017 Census Estimates)

Source: United States Census Bureau

Gateway to the East

The Gateway to eastern Cowley County, Burden is a community of proud residents.

BurdenBurden serves as the hub for the local school system of the area. Central USD 462 combines the education of students living in Burden, Atlanta, Cambridge and Grenola into a well-oiled machine. They are known as the Central Raiders.

Visit burdendayz.com for information on the annual fall festival and www.burdenfairassociation.org for information on upcoming PRCA Rodeos and other livestock events at the rodeo arena.

Businesses, Churches and Tourism

Thriving businesses, churches and tourism locations in Burden include the followings:

Bair’s Car Wash

11526 211th Rd, Burden
620.438.2850 or 888.712.2990

Bair Propane LLC

11526 211th Rd, Burden
620.438.2850 or 888.712.2990
A family-owned business since 1959 serving Cowley, Sumner, Butler, Elk and Chautauqua county.

Bannister Financial

408 W. 5th St. Burden

Burden Cemetery

Robert Burden, founder of the City of Burden, is buried here.

Burden Storage

Hwy 160 & Elm St. Burden

Cindy’s Designs

408 N. Main St. Burden

Cowley County Barn Quilts Trail

Burden has beautiful 22 Barn Quilts! Explore using the maps below:

Burden Barn Quilt Map
Google Map of Cowley County Barn Quilts Trail

Cowley County Stone Arch Bridges

Seek out the 18 stone arch brides in Cowley County.
Google Map of Historic Stone Arch Bridges of Cowley County

Debb’s Lawn Care

607 N. Walnut St. Burden

Earth Angel Recycling

817 N. Oak St. Burden

Eastern Cowley County Historical Society

512 N Main Street, Burden
Open by Appointment only

Emerald Bank

333 N Main Street, Burden

Felt’s One Stop

120 E 5th Street, Burden

First Baptist Church

423 Elm Street, Burden

Fleming Feed and Grain

20325 112th Rd, Burden

Forest Park and City Swimming Pool

Along Hwy 160 on west end of town.
Park: 620.438.2360 Swimming pool: 620.438.3322
The Burden City Park, officially named Forest Park, was established in 1886. The first three-day Eastern Cowley County fair was held in 1894 and continued to be a community tradition for almost 100 years. Infamous for the horse racing events that were held at the park for almost as long as the annual fair, the park and rodeo grounds is also the site for PRCA rodeos, another long-time tradition for the community. The PRCA Rodeo, in conjunction with the Burden Dayz Celebration, is held the second Saturday of September. Playground equipment, sand volleyball pit, concrete walking trail and park pavilion are some of the park amenities. Check out the original fire bell for the city at the entrance of the park.

Hopper’s Auto Sales & Service

421 N Maple Street, Burden

Joseph’s Storehouse

424 N. Main Street, Burden
Open Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, & Sunday 9:00 am – noon
Resale retail store featuring a large variety of clothing, housewares and more.  Store supports community needs and local food pantry

Rural Water District #5

308 W 5th Street, Burden

Southern KS Telephone Company-SKT

408 W 5th St, Burden
Rural telephone company providing phone, internet and cell phone services

Salon Bliss

504 N Main Street, Burden
Locally owned and operated hair salon.

Senior Citizens Club

124 W 7th Street, Burden

Stay-N-Play Daycare

517 N. Main St. Burden

Sunshyn Transport

418 W. 5th St. Burden

Turner’s at 421 Main

421 North Main, Burden
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: Noon – 2 pm, 6 – 9 pm
Friday: Noon – 2 pm, 6 pm – midnight
Saturday: Noon – midnight
Sunday: Closed
Fresh farm-kitchen (or farm-to-table) cuisines are offered at Turner’s. Check out their amazing menu selections. Call ahead to confirm the business hours recommended.

United Methodist Church

118 E 6th Street, Burden

USD 462-Central School District

700 N Main Street, Burden

Valley Co-Op

318 N Main  Street, Burden

Burden Public Officials
Mayor Duane Lee Wingert Jr.
Council Chris Cannon
Anthony Collins
Sherrie Conklin
Leon Stovall
Kyle Wham
Meeting are the 4th Monday, 7:00 pm

The city is on Facebook.

401 N Main
PO Box 37
Burden, KS 67019
(620) 438-2360
Fax: (620) 438-2422
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

2016 Consumer Confidence Report-Burden

2015 Burden Consumer Confidence Report