Source: United States Census Bureau
Contact: City of Burden (620) 438-2360
FUN FACT: Burden, founded in 1879 as Burdenville after R.F. Burden, at one time had four passenger trains daily, two going east and two going west.
Burden, the gateway to eastern Cowley County, is the hub of the local school district.
A newly constructed walking path and community swimming facility, in addition to the numerous activities and sports offered through the school and recreation commission appeal to the young and young at heart.
Civic organizations, festivals and local events offer family entertainment and ample opportunities for those seeking involvement in the community.
Safety is a top priority for the community of Burden. The city erected a storm shelter at the community’s park, operates a local police department and supports an outstanding volunteer fire department.
Burden continues to invest in its downtown area by attracting small businesses and supporting local tourism initiatives.
— Lisa Braun
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
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.
120 E. 5th, Burden, KS
Passing through or looking for a quick option? You’ll find something to satisfy everyone’s craving here.
620-438-2217 – www.usd462.org
As a graduate of the Central School District, I feel fortunate that my kids now get to experience the same opportunities that a small school has to offer. With the smaller class size comes more individual attention tailored to the needs of each of the students. We are fortunate to have such dedicated and caring people, from the administration, to the faculty, to the staff, taking care of our kids.
Burden 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.
517 N. Main St. Burden
Burden Dayz & PRCA Rodeo
When: Second Saturday in September
Where: Downtown Burden
What: Parade, rodeo, music, activities
Contact: (620) 438-2360
Visit www.burdenfairassociation.org for information on upcoming PRCA Rodeos and other livestock events at the rodeo arena.
Cowley County Barn Quilts Trail
Burden has beautiful 22 Barn Quilts! Explore using the maps below:
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.
Eastern Cowley County Historical Society
512 N Main Street, Burden
Open by Appointment only
Thriving businesses in Burden include the followings:
|Blair'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 Cemeter||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
|Debb’s Lawn Care||607 N. Walnut St. Burden
|Earth Angel Recycling||817 N. Oak St. Burden
|Emerald Bank||333 N Main Street, Burden
|Felt’s One Stop||120 E 5th Street, Burden
|Fleming Feed and Grain||20325 112th Rd, Burden
|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
|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
|Valley Co-Op||318 N Main Street, Burden
|Sunshyn Transport||418 W. 5th St. Burden
First Baptist Church
423 Elm Street, Burden
United Methodist Church
118 E 6th Street, Burden
Burden Public Officials
|Mayor||Duane Lee Wingert Jr.|
|Meeting are the 4th Monday, 7:00 pm|
The city is on Facebook.
401 N Main
PO Box 37
Burden, KS 67019
Fax: (620) 438-2422
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm