Buchanan Township, Atchison County, Missouri

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Buchanan Township
Map highlighting Buchanan Township, Atchison County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°32′26″N 095°37′16″W / 40.54056°N 95.62111°W / 40.54056; -95.62111Coordinates: 40°32′26″N 095°37′16″W / 40.54056°N 95.62111°W / 40.54056; -95.62111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Atchison
 • Total 42.02 sq mi (108.84 km2)
 • Land 41.25 sq mi (106.84 km2)
 • Water 0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)  1.84%
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 83
 • Density 2/sq mi (0.8/km2)
FIPS code 29-09244[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766231

Buchanan Township is one of eleven townships in Atchison County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 83.[3] The northwest corner of the township is the northwest corner of the entire state.

Buchanan Township was established in 1858, and named after James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.[4]


Buchanan Township covers an area of 41.7 square miles (108.0 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. Buchanan Township has one cemetery: Union. Greys Lake is within this township.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Buchanan township, Atchison County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atchison County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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