Burlington Real Estate Information

Burlington is a relatively small community situated in one of the southernmost portions of the Buckeye State of Ohio. Burlington has a population of approximately two thousand eight hundred residents, and is technically considered a census designated place because it is not an incorporated community. Burlington is located in Lawrence County, and is found in the extreme southeastern portion of the state of Ohio, immediately across from the state of West Virginia. Burlington is situated adjacent to the Ohio villages of South Point and Chesapeake, and the West Virginia town of Huntington, which is physically connected to Burlington by means of a bridge across the Ohio River. Burlington is also considered a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a total population of nearly three hundred thousand residents.

The original inhabitants of the town of Burlington were of course Native Americans, especially those tribes known for constructing elaborate burial mounds to commemorate their deceased. Exploration and initial settlement by non-Native Americans began towards the end of the eighteenth century, spearheaded by trappers and hunters and followed by families. Burlington was founded in the year eighteen seventeen, and for a time served as the county seat of Lawrence County. Burlington, Ohio takes its name from the only other major community of the same name, specifically Burlington, Vermont. For a short period of time, Burlington was the only major community in Lawrence County, and in fact had the only post office in the region for several years.

There are a number of highly historic places in the city of Burlington, including the Burlington 37 Cemetery, the William C. Johnston House and General Store, and the Old Lawrence County Jail, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Burlington has a number of big box retailers, including Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Sam's Club, as well as smaller shopping centers and restaurants. There are a number of public and private schools in and around the town of Burlington, including the Saint Francis De Sales School, Newark Catholic High School, and the William E. Miller Elementary School. Burlington is also home to a number of lovely parks and recreation centers as well as North Beach and the Leddy Park Arena.