Town of Burlison is a relatively new town, having been incorporated in 1965 although the community is at least one hundred years older. It all began with the Symrna Baptist Church. The church and adjoining graveyard became the focal point of the area and a community grew-up around it. By 1881 the community had grown to such an extent that a post office was opened in the M. Hathcock store that same year. It is believed that it was at this time that the community was given the name of “Burlison” in honor of W. L. Burlison, a prominent landowner of the village.
Town of Burlison by David A. Gwinn, Tipton County Genealogist and Historian
The Town of Burlison has a post office, cotton gin, and a community center. The Burlison Community Center can be used by anyone for a rental fee. Burlison also has a park, located behind the community center. It is equipped with a basketball court, a playground, and picnic tables. There are no stop lights, only flashing lights and a few stop signs in the town. Town Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Burlison Community Center and are open to the public.