to the Town of Burns. Where hometown values run as deep as our rich
history and our future knows no bounds.
Originally called Mile Post 36, indicating
its mileage from Nashville. During the Civil war it was inhabited
by Union soldiers and railroad workers. Soon after the Civil War,
the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad took over the rail line from
the Federal government and Mile Post 36 was renamed Burns Station
in honor of the President of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad.
Over the years the Station part of the village name was dropped, although
Burns retained its depot and was a regular stop on the railroad until
about 1970. The depot was converted into Burns first Town Hall.
Burns has continued to grow and prosper
and in the 1980 census the population was 777. The population jumped
to 1,439 by 2006. Currently Interstate 840 is intersecting with Interstate
40 in the Burns vicinity and will be the driving force for economic
development and residential growth in this section of the county during
the 21st century.
Tax rate .4013
Property taxes are due on Dec 1st and
delinquent after April 1st.
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