Burnsville is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, along the Little Kanawha River. The population was 481 at the 2000 census. Burnsville was incorporated in 1902 by the Circuit Court and named for Captain John Burns who operated the first sawmill in that section of the state and who established the town shortly after the close of the American Civil War. It was named "All West Virginia City" in 1976.
Burnsville is located at 38°51′31″N 80°39′20″W / 38.858538°N 80.655439°W / 38.858538; -80.655439 (38.858538, -80.655439). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 481 people, 208 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density was 444.5 inhabitants per square mile (172.0/km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 232.9 per square mile (90.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.96% White, 0.42% African American and 0.62% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.