About This Place
Burgin is a city in Mercer County, Kentucky, United States. Its population was 874 at the 2000 census.
Burgin is located at 37°45′18″N 84°45′56″W / 37.755°N 84.76556°W / 37.755; -84.76556 (37.754961, -84.765681). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land. The site at the head of the Cane Run branch of the Dix River was originally known as Cane Run.
In 1874 the Cincinnati Southern Railway obtained a right-of-way from Temple Burgin and opened Burgin Station. The town was established in 1877 and incorporated in 1878. The post office opened as "Bergen" in 1877 and changed its name to "Burgin" in 1886.