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Burns City
census-designated place
Martin County's location in Indiana
Martin County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Martin
Township Perry
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
ZIP code 47553
GNIS feature ID 431854

Burns City is an unincorporated census-designated place in Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana.

Geography

Burns City is located at 38°49′21″N 86°53′13″W / 38.8225°N 86.88694°W / 38.8225; -86.88694.

History

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.

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