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Buchanan, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 12, 2019
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Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — A Bridge Over TimeBuchanan Crosses the Mighty James
Since 1851, portions of the Buchanan Swinging Bridge have played a critical role in the Town of Buchanan’s history while providing a scenic crossing of the James River. The Buchanan Swinging Bridge you see now is 366 feet long, 57.5 feet tall at . . . — Map (db m140270) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — A-58 — Buchanan
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. . . . — Map (db m23810) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Buchanan & The James River & Kanawha CanalCelebrating more than two centuries of history
Buchanan, Virginia is the western terminus of the James River & Kanawha Canal. Considered one of Virginia’s most remarkable engineering feats ever attempted, the Canal’s beginnings stretch back to 1785, when George Washington appeared before the . . . — Map (db m55794) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Buchanan Baptist Church
Buchanan Baptist Church Dedicated on October 8, 1876 Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m140259) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Buchanan BridgeAn Artillery Duel Ensued — Hunter’s Raid —
(preface) On May 26, 1864, Union Gen. David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy transportation facilities at Lynchburg. His raid was part of . . . — Map (db m55777) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — H.L. Williams House
H.L. Williams House circa 1924 Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m140375) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Kemble Building
Kemble Building circa 1840 Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m140358) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — A-91 — Looney's Ferry
Looney's Ferry, established in 1742, was the first crossing over James River in this region. On the other side of the river was Cherry Tree Bottom, home of Colonel John Buchanan, and above the mouth of this creek stood Fort Fauquier, 1758-1763. — Map (db m23823) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Mount JoyIndustrial Connections — Hunter's Raid —
On May 26, 1864, Union Gen, David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy transportation facilities at Lynchburg. His raid was part of Gen. Ulysses S. . . . — Map (db m67253) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Peaks of Otter
Straight ahead are SharpTop Mountain and Flat Top Mountain. They are two of the three prominent summits that surround the Peaks of Otter area, approximately 6.5 miles distant. No one knows for certain why the area is called the Peaks of Otter. The . . . — Map (db m95955) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Star/Buchanan Theatre
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Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — The AnchorageUnexpected Guests — Hunter's Raid —
(preface) On May 26, 1864, Union Gen. David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy transportation facilities at Lynchburg. His raid was part of . . . — Map (db m55779) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — The Botetourt Artillery1861-1865 — C.S.A. —
(East Face) In Commemoration of the deeds and services of the Buchanan Company. Organized Oct. 1859, as the Mountain Rifles Virginia Volunteers. Enlisted May 1861, in the Confederate States Army, for twelve months, as Co. 1-H-28 Regiment . . . — Map (db m23822) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Trinity Episcopal ChurchCirca 1842
“The new church at Buchanan deserves a word of special notice. It is chiefly the result of female enterprise. A lady well known in Virginia who occasionally visited the town, fleeing from the sultry heat of summer, determined to effect by . . . — Map (db m140359) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church 19637 National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m140267) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Buchanan — Wilson Warehouse“Fit only for … owls and bats.” — Hunter’s Raid —
(preface) On May 26, 1864, Union Gen. David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy transportation facilities at Lynchburg. His raid was part of . . . — Map (db m55775) HM

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