Living Here

Town Overview

Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains rests the Town of Buchanan, Virginia.

Rich in history and natural beauty, Buchanan is the quintessential example of “small town America.”

The Town of Buchanan (Pronounced Buh-kan-an) is the largest incorporated town in Botetourt County, Virginia and part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area. As a “gateway,” the Town has the distinction of being part of the Roanoke Valley as well as the Shenandoah Valley.

The Town’s population is 1,178 made up of 540 households consisting of 359 families. The Town consists of a total area of 2.5 square miles, of which, 2.4 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (2.02%) is water.


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The Town is governed by a Mayor and four Town Council Members and protected by the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department.

Since its’ inception, the Town’s downtown revitalization efforts have earned the community the following awards; “Best Downtown Initiative Award” from Valley Conservation Council, “Good Neighbor Award” for leadership in historic preservation from the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation, Tree City USA designation, Urban Forestry Award from the Mountain Castle District Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and “Best Community Event Award” by readers of the Roanoke Times Botetourt View to name a few.

We invite you to discover  firsthand why so many fall in LOVE with Buchanan, Virginia.

Buchanan Town Park and Bicentennial Gazebo

Bicentennial Gazebo

On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Town of Buchanan dedicated the Buchanan Bicentennial Gazebo commemorating 200 years of history.

The gazebo sits gracefully among a planting of cherry trees on the Town Park overlooking the James River.

If you wish to reserve the Gazebo or other park picnic pavilions, please contact the Buchanan Town Hall at (540) 254-1212 for availability as well as to confirm costs.