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Welcome to Buchanan ...

The town of Buchanan is located in Botetourt County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buchanan has a population of 1,174 people<2> (see below for details).

Buchanan is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Buchanan is located in the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buchanan had an population of 1,174 people. This is a decrease of 0.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buchanan had a population of 1,178 people. This makes Buchanan the county's most populous community.

The population of Buchanan represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,178 people, the population of Buchanan decreased 4.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,233 people).

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

Communities Also Named Buchanan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Buchanan - they are located in California (3), Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), 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 and Texas (2).

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.

  • Bedford [Bedford City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
    • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Buchanan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<6>
  • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Buchanan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<6>
  • Troutville [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
    • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Buchanan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<6>
  • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
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    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Buchanan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Buchanan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<6>
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Buchanan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • Salt Petre Cave has also been known as:
      • Salt Peter Cave
      • Saltpetre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Buchanan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Buchanan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Buchanan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<6>

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 7 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Botetourt County

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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 Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Botetourt, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 Buchanan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buchanan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5265, Longitude: -79.6811    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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