The county seat (1888, 4,163 feet) was apparently named for Burlington, Kansas, from which many early pioneers came. Of some 7,000 county residents, about 2,900 live in this ranching and farming hub. Burlington boasts a good collection of antique buildings, salvaged throughout the region for Old Town Burlington, and the Kit Carson County Carousel at the county fairgrounds. The business district has many facades featuring brick-work panels and geometric decoration typical of the early twentieth century.
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