Buchanan Historic District

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Buchanan Historic District
Trinity Episcopal Church (1842), Buchanan Historic District, September 2008
Buchanan Historic District is located in Virginia
Buchanan Historic District
Buchanan Historic District is located in the US
Buchanan Historic District
Location Roughly along Main St., from 19th St. to the intersection of US 81 and Main St., Buchanan, Virginia
Coordinates 37°31′43″N 79°40′48″W / 37.52861°N 79.68000°W / 37.52861; -79.68000Coordinates: 37°31′43″N 79°40′48″W / 37.52861°N 79.68000°W / 37.52861; -79.68000
Area 370 acres (150 ha)
Built 1850 (1850)
Architect Johnson, Stanhope; et al.
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 99000070[1]
VLR # 180-0028
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 27, 1999
Designated VLR September 14, 1998[2]

Buchanan Historic District is a national historic district located at Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia. It encompasses 277 contributing buildings, 5 contributing sites, and 4 contributing structures in Buchanan and Pattonsburg on both sides of the James River. They include commercial, transportation-related, domestic, religious, and industrial resources associated with the community's development from the late-18th century through the late-20th century. Notable buildings include the Pattonsburg Mill (1838), Buchanan Presbyterian Church (1845), Trinity Episcopal Church (1842), Hotel Botetourt (1851), Sorrell House (1850), James Evans Mason Lodge (1884), Virginia Can Company complex (1903), "Oak Hill" (1840), Town Hall Municipal Building, Bank of Buchanan, Ransone's Drugstore, Buchanan Theatre (1919), and Buchanan High School (1928). The contributing sites include the James River & Kanawha Canal project site, Johnston-Boyd Cemetery (1835–1906), and Mountain View Cemetery (1854). The contributing structures include the Stone Arch Tunnel (1870s). Also located in the district is the separately listed Wilson Warehouse.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ D. Darlene Richardson (July 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Buchanan Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived September 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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