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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Buchanan County are Big Rock, Council, Davenport, Grundy, Harman, Harman Junction, Hurley, Keen Mountain, Mavisdale, Maxie, Oakwood, Prater, Rowe, Royal City, Shortt Gap, Stacy, Vansant, Whitewood

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Buchanan County () is a United States county in far western Virginia, the only Virginia county to border both West Virginia and Kentucky. The county is part of the Southwest Virginia region and lies in the rugged Appalachian Plateau portion of the Appalachian Mountains. Its county seat is Grundy.Buchanan County was established in 1858 from parts of Russell and Tazewell counties, and it was named in honor of then-President James Buchanan; however, the pronunciation of the county's name differs from that of the 15th president's surname, with locals saying "Buh-can-nin". In 1880, part of Buchanan County was taken to form Dickenson County. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 20,355 and had a double-digit percentage population decrease over the last four censuses. In addition, as of 2012, Buchanan was the fifth-poorest county in Virginia, when ranked by median household income and has been consistently in bottom 5% over the past decade.