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Buchanan in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buchanan

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Buchanan Marker
Inscription.  The town was established in 1811 and named for Colonel John Buchanan, pioneer and soldier. It was incorporated in 1833. Its importance consisted in its being the western terminus of the James River and Kanawha Canal, which reached the town in 1851. Hunter passed here moving to Lynchburg, June, 1864. The town was reincorporated in 1892.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-58.)
 
Location. 37° 31.551′ N, 79° 40.92′ W. Marker is in Buchanan, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19568 Main Street, Buchanan VA 24066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Botetourt Artillery (here, next to this marker); Trinity United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Wilson Warehouse (about 500 feet away); H.L. Williams House
Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Buchanan Marker
(about 700 feet away); Buchanan Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Star/Buchanan Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchanan.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,575 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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