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Prior to the coming of the Railroad, the area was known as "Halfway" and "Day's Station."

The Day family operated an overnight station on the trail just north of today's Highway 50.

After the railroad line was laid through, it was commonly known as "Tank" because the train would stop for Water here.


In 1873, Burrton was laid out as a town site.  It was named for Isaac T. Burr, a Santa Fe railroad Vice President from Massachusetts.


The first post office in Burrton was established in June 1873

Burrton was incorporated as a city in 1878.

Burrton's location at the junction of two railroads (the Santa Fe and the St. Louis & San Francisco branch (the Frisco line) made our community an important regional shipping point for many years.



Isaac Burr

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