Burns is a town in Dickson County, Tennessee, in the United States. It is part of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,468 at the 2010 census. Burns is located in southeastern Dickson County at 36°3′15″N 87°18′58″W (36.054264, -87.315978). It is bordered to the southwest, west, and northwest by the city of Dickson. According to the United States Census Bureau, Burns has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.16%, is water.