Introduction to Burton, Michigan
Burton, Michigan, in Genesee county, is 3 miles E of Flint, Michigan and 54 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Flint metropolitan area. Burton has a population of 30,308.
The original settlers of Burton mostly came from the towns of Henderson and Adams in Jefferson County, New York. For a long time, this place was called the Atherton settlement after the Atherton brothers, who settled in the area. The name "Burton" comes from prominent local farmer, John Burton. With an increase in the population, the city has also expanded in terms of infrastructure and other facilities.
Burton and nearby Attractions
- Alfred P. Sloan Museum
- Flint Institute of Arts
- Burton Church
- Pierson Branch
- For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
- Brookwood Golf Course
Things To Do In Burton
Visitors to the city of Burton can visit the Alfred P. Sloan Museum, the Flushing Area Museum or the Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum. Pierson Branch is a beautiful waterbody in Burton. The For-mar Nature Preserve and the Brookwood Golf Course offer various recreational opportunities. Also, enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the stores at the South Flint Plaza Shopping Center and the Eastland Mall Shopping Center.
Bishop International is the nearest major airport.
Burton Higher Education
There are a number of institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Burton. Among these are the Mott Community College, the University of Michigan-Flint, the Baker College of Flint, and Kettering University.