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Welcome to Burton ...

Burton is located in Putnam County<1>.

Burton is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Burton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Burton (for example, toward Sunbright), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Burton is within the boundaries of the (931) area code.

Adding Burton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Burton in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Burton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Burton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Burton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Burton: This one is located in Putnam County and the other is located in Hawkins County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 34 communities that are also named Burton - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Burton.

Communities near Burton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Burton.

  • Cookeville [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cookeville
    • Cookeville [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Burton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cookeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cookeville<4>
  • Temperance Hall [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperance Hall
    • Temperance Hall [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Burton
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,791 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperance Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperance Hall
  • Lafayette [Putnam County]
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    • Lafayette [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Burton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,962 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
  • Sparta [White County]
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    • Sparta [White County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Burton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithville [DeKalb County]
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      • Smithville [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Burton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<4>
    • Algood [Putnam County]
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      • Algood [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Burton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algood<4>
    • White Plains [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Burton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Pekin [Putnam County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
      • Pekin [Putnam County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Burton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pekin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Baxter [Putnam County]
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      • Baxter [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Burton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baxter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baxter<4>
    • Gordonsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville [Smith County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Burton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Burton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Burton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Burton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burton. See our Newspapers Page for Burton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burton ...

Looking for more information about Burton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Burton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Burton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Putnam County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Putnam, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0627, Longitude: -85.6521    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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