This small crossroads town was pivotally located where the Northwestern Turnpike and the Patterson Creek Turnpike, traversing a fertile valley between Knobbly and Patterson Creek mountains, intersected. Main Street (Patterson Creek Road, Mineral County 11), south of U.S. 50/220, contains a pleasant concentration of nineteenth-century vernacular houses, outbuildings, gardens, and fences. The Burlington Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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