Burlington, IA 52601
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Burlington is a
city in Des Moines County, Iowa, United
States. The population was 26,839 at the
2000 census. It is the county seat of Des
Moines CountyGR6. Burlington is the center
of a small metropolitan area including West
Burlington and Middletown, Iowa and
Gulfport, Illinois. Burlington is the home
of Snake Alley, the crookedest alley in the
world, and has been called the Backhoe
Capital of the World.
In 1837, Burlington became the second
territorial capital of the Wisconsin
Territory. After the Iowa Territory was
organized in the following year, Burlington
became its first territorial capital. The
government used "Old Zion", the first
Methodist Church in Iowa (located near what
is now 3rd and Washington streets), to
conduct business of the day. There are
several businesses and famous people that
originate from this city; two prominent
examples are the CB&Q Railroad that evolved
into the Burlington Route and the BNSF
Railway, and an individual, Aldo Leopold,
the well-respected naturalist.
Other notable people born in Burlington: Dr.
Wallace Carothers, inventor of Nylon,
William Frawley, known as Fred Mertz on the
"I Love Lucy" show, Bart Howard, composer
and writer of the jazz standard "Fly me to
the Moon," Kurt Warner, twice named the
National Football League MVP, and Jim Kelly,
who piloted the space shuttle's 2005 return
to flight. Nebraska Governor Kay A. Orr, the
first Republican woman Governor in the
United States was born in Burlington.
Burlington's roots are in transportation and
manufacturing. Located on the Mississippi
River, Burlington was a bustling river port
in the steamboat era and home to the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
Even today one of the main East-West lines
of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
crosses the Mississippi at Burlington.
Burlington is the home of the Burlington
Bees baseball team, a member of the Class A
Midwest League. Hall of Fame baseball player
Paul Molitor started his professional career
with the Bees. The Bees play at Community
Field, which underwent extensive renovation
in 2005. Burlington is also home to a campus
of Southeastern Community College.
Felony and misdemeanor criminal court records.