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Burton Ghost Town

Burton Ghost Town



Located in Keya Paha County, Nebraska in the northeastern part of the state on State Highway (SH) 12, 9 miles east of US 183, at a point 7 miles north of Springview, 50 air miles east of Valentine.

The History:

During the 1880′s Nebraska’s population boomed as railroads were built across the prairie. A number of towns were established along the railroad, often spaced between 6 and 10 miles apart so that citizens could make it into town and back home via farm wagon within one day. During he past 100 years, many of these towns have disappeared, or significantly diminished in population.

The Oregon Trail once followed the Platte River across the state, which meant that a variety of military posts, stagecoach stops, and the Pony Express Stations also were scattered along this route.

In 1884, a post office was established in Burton. A battle between the communities of Burton and Springview developed regarding which one would be the county seat. In 1885, Springview became the county seat, which ultimately effected the prosperity and longevity of Burton. In 1940, 104 people lived in this community, but by 1990, the population had diminished to 9.

The Haunting:

This is a ghost town, however specific paranormal events have not been recorded as yet for this location. Because this location was once the site of a community of people, we have flagged it as site worthy of exploration.

Observations:

Resources:

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~gtusa/usa/ne.htm

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Burton, NE Nebraska 68778, USA

Burton, NE Nebraska 68778, USA




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