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Burns City Hall    2715 Church St, P.O. Box 36 Burns, TN 37029    (615) 446-2851

Business Hours 9 am to 5 pm - closed for lunch from 12 to 1pm


Welcome 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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