Buchans Junction

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Buchans Junction is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Buchans Junction
Buchans Junction
Location of Buchans Junction in Newfoundland and Labrador

Buchans Junction is a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Coordinates: 48°50′49″N 56°29′02″W / 48.847°N 56.484°W / 48.847; -56.484

Buchans Junction is a community located in the central part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is situated on the banks of Mary March River near where the Mary March River flows into the northeast end of Red Indian Lake. The community is on a site first known as "Four Mile Siding" on the railway which was constructed in 1900 to connect the community of Millertown to the Newfoundland Railway at Millertown Junction. The site itself became a rail junction in 1927 when Asarco subsidiary, the Buchans Mining Company, completed a rail link from the newly formed mining town of Buchans. Ever since 1927, even after the Buchans Railway closed in 1977, the community has been known as "Buchans Junction."

The town is located approximately 42 kilometres southwest of the Trans-Canada Highway on Route 370. According to Statistics Canada, it had a population of 79 in 2011, with 45 private dwellings.

Clyde Wells, future Premier of Newfoundland, was born in Buchans Junction in 1937.