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Welcome to Buchanan ...

The city of Buchanan is located in Haralson County<1> and is the County Seat for Haralson County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Buchanan, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1863.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buchanan has a population of 1,187 people<2> (see below for details).

Buchanan is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Buchanan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Buchanan (for example, toward Jacksonville (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area Codes for Buchanan: (470)<4>, (678) & (770)

The ZIP code for Buchanan: 30113<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buchanan had an population of 1,187 people. This is an increase of 7.52% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buchanan had a population of 1,104 people. This makes Buchanan the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Buchanan represents 0.01% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 283rd most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buchanan.

Communities Also Named Buchanan ...

While we believe that this Buchanan is located in Haralson County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Buchanan. Those communities are located in the following counties: DeKalb and Fulton County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 33 communities that are also named Buchanan - they are located in California (3), Colorado (2), Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buchanan.

Communities near Buchanan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buchanan.

  • Carrollton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Villa Rica
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Cedartown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Bremen
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Temple
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Rockmart
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockmart have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockmart
    • Rockmart is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,492 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Rockmart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockmart <6>
  • Hart Town
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Town
    • Hart Town is located in Carroll County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,437 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hart Town
  • Seney
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seney have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seney
    • Seney is located in Polk County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,412 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Seney
  • Hanlin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanlin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanlin
    • Hanlin is located in Paulding County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,298 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hanlin
  • Tallapoosa
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buchanan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buchanan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buchanan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buchanan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buchanan. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Buchanan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buchanan ...

Looking for more information about Buchanan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buchanan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buchanan.

Adding Buchanan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buchanan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Buchanan was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1863.

We also found Buchanan on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Buchanan.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buchanan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Haralson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buchanan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buchanan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Buchanan, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Buchanan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buchanan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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