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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Buchanan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buchanan and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Buchanan:
    • 33.802216, -85.190099
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Buchanan
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Buchanan ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Buchanan.

There are two communities within Georgia that are also named Buchanan.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 31 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • DeKalb County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Buchanan [DeKalb County].
    • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Buchanan [Fulton County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Buchanan [Fresno County].
      • Madera County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Madera County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madera County community of Buchanan.
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Buchanan is located in Tuolumne County and lies 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Buchanan.
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Buchanan [Logan County].
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Buchanan.
    • Florida
      • Hardee County
      • This Buchanan is located in Hardee County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardee County community of Buchanan.
    • Indiana
      • Floyd County
      • This Buchanan is located in Floyd County and lies 307 miles [494.1 km]<3> to the north of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Buchanan.
    • Iowa
      • Cedar County
      • This Buchanan is located in Cedar County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cedar County community of Buchanan.
    • Kansas
      • Saline County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Buchanan [Saline County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This Buchanan is located in Lawrence County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Buchanan.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • This Buchanan is located in Berrien County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<3> to the north of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Buchanan.
    • Missouri
      • Bollinger County
      • This Buchanan is located in Bollinger County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<3> to the northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bollinger County community of Buchanan.
    • Nebraska
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Buchanan.
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Buchanan.
    • New Mexico
      • DeBaca County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Buchanan [DeBaca County].
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Buchanan is located in Westchester County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<3> to the northeast of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Buchanan.
    • North Carolina
      • Granville County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Buchanan [Granville County].
    • North Dakota
      • Emmons County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Buchanan [Emmons County].
      • Stutsman County
      • This Buchanan is located in Stutsman County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stutsman County community of Buchanan.
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Buchanan [Monroe County].
      • Perry County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Perry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Buchanan.
      • Pike County
      • This Buchanan is located in Pike County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Buchanan.
    • Ontario
      • This Buchanan lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Buchanan [Benton County].
      • Harney County
      • This Buchanan is located in Harney County and lies 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harney County community of Buchanan.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Buchanan [Crawford County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Buchanan lies 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Tennessee
      • Henry County
      • This Buchanan is located in Henry County and lies 249 miles [400.7 km]<3> to the northwest of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Buchanan.
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Buchanan [Bowie County].
      • Johnson County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Buchanan [Johnson County].
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Buchanan is located in Botetourt County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<3> to the northeast of the Buchanan that is located in Haralson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Buchanan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buchanan ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Caseyville [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseyville
    • Caseyville [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Buchanan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caseyville
  • Draketown [Haralson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draketown
    • Draketown [Haralson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Buchanan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draketown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draketown
  • Dugdown [Haralson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dugdown
    • Dugdown [Haralson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Buchanan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dugdown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dugdown
  • Jake [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jake
    • Jake [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Buchanan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 146 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Creek [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Haralson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Buchanan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Piney Woods [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Woods
      • Piney Woods [Haralson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Buchanan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Woods
    • Poplar Springs [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Haralson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Buchanan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Tabernacle [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Haralson County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southwest of Buchanan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabernacle
    • Temple [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
      • Temple [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Buchanan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temple<5>
    • Waco [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
      • Waco [Haralson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Buchanan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waco<5>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Buchanan. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Buchanan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<6>
    • Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey     (Composer, arranger)
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Buchanan.
      • Rome is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the north of Buchanan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<6>
    • Fred 'Dixie' Walker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Villa Rica (Georgia) on Saturday September 24, 1910 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday May 17, 1982 at the age of 71. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Villa Rica is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Buchanan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred 'Dixie' Walker<6>

How Far From Buchanan to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Buchanan to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Buchanan and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 46 miles [74 km]<3> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Buchanan to Atlanta, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 573 miles [922.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Haralson County: www.haralsoncountyga.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Buchanan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Buchanan could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buchanan) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buchanan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BuchananOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buchanan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8022, Longitude: -85.1901    
<4>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Buchanan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.729 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.233 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.59 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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