History

Welcome to Burkburnett, Texas

A Historical Past, A Promising Future!

 

The Wild West was being tamed when in 1905 the President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was the guest of Samuel Burnett at a wolf hunt in the "Big Pasture" area of what would later become the State of Oklahoma. Burnett was a flamboyant figure whose 6666 Ranch covered much of the North Texas - Southern Oklahoma area.

In 1905, part of the vast Burnett empire was sold to Frank Kell and J.A. Kemp of Wichita Falls who were building a railroad through Burnett's ranch to the "Big Pasture."

A town lot sale held by Kemp and Kell on June 6, 1907 marks the official beginning of the city which would later become world famous as the center of a gigantic oil boom. At the suggestions of Teddy Roosevelt, the town was named for his wolf hunt host, Burk Burnett.

The oil-crazy days were dramatized in story and song and later became the subject of the Clark Gable - Spencer Tracy movie, Boomtown.

In every aspect, Burkburnett is a progressive community. It looks to the future as well as to its historic and colorful past. Burkburnett continues to merit its name of: "Boomtown, USA!"

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Rescind Public Notice - September 5, 2017
 Notice

Nitrate MCL Public Notice 8-22-17
 Notice

Notice of 2017 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate
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Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level
 Nitrate Level Notice

Public Information - Call 811 Before You Dig
 Call 811

Advisory Board Volunteer Applications
If you are interested in serving on an advisory board please click on the link for the volunteer application. Please turn it in at City Hall.  Volunteer Application

Volunteer Fire Dept. Contribution Program Form
 Form

Burk Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Contribution Form
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Recycle Bins 10-19-16
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Open Carry Laws effective January 1, 2016
 Laws

Open Carry Chart
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Board of Commissioner Meetings
The City of Burkburnett Board of Commissioners meet at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month.