Pop. 2,790 Elev. 1037'. Located in the Southeast Region
of the state, in Coffey County
, and SE of Emporia
. Along US Hwy 75 on the banks of the Neosho River
near John Redmond Reservoir
. Burlington is the Coffey County Seat and located in the heart of SE Kansas.
Home to the Coffey County Historical Society and Museum with 14,000 square feet of display space. The museum features one of the states largest doll collections, a restored 1896 schoolhouse and an 1895 church. Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation is the countys largest employer and the states only nuclear power plant. Tours are available with advanced scheduling. Stop by Luthers Smokehouse and Beef Jerky Factory.
Fishing is plentiful in Coffey County, home to John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey County Lake, New Strawn City fishing lake, Gridley City fishing lake and Lebo City fishing lake.