The Gateway to Cowley County
Population: 528 (2017 Census Estimates)
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 (Central USD 462) 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.