About Us

Settled in 1798, founded in 1830 by Payton Byrnes, the Town was known as Lumberport. Incorporated in 1902 by Circuit Clerk and named for Captain John Burns, who operated the first sawmill in that section of the state and who established the town in 1866 shortly after the close of the Civil War.

Population, 481; elevation, 764 feet; volunteer fire department; volunteer ambulance service, recreational facilities, with lodging; lighted tennis courts and basketball courts; All West Virginia City, 1976; public library.

Elections held every two years on the second Tuesday in June; officials take office July first.