Burlington, Wyoming

Burlington is a small farming and ranching town located on the Bridger Trail in western Big Horn County. The town was first settled by a group of Mormon pioneers in 1897. The name probably came from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad which was built through here in the early 1900's.

As this area is in the heart of that desert known as the "Big Horn Basin," the first thing those early pioneers had to do was dig irrigation canals and ditches across the countryside. They were successful in that endeavor and grew enough food to eventually prosper but the population never amounted to much.

There are just enough students between the town of Burlington and the nearby unincorporated community of Otto to support Big Horn County School District #1, a K-12 school system in Burlington.