About This Place
Burns is a city in and the county seat of Harney County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,806.
Burns was established in the early 1880s and incorporated upon Harney county's creation in 1889. It was named for the Scottish poet Robert Burns by early settler and County Commissioner George McGowan.
Burns is located near the northern edge of the arid Harney Basin.