Buchanan City Hall • 4300, GA Hwy 120 • PO Box 6 • Buchanan, GA 30113 770.646.3081

About Us

History of Buchanan

The land from which the City of Buchanan arose was originally occupied by Native Americans, specifically the Creek Indian tribe. The Sandtown Trail, a major route for Creek tribes between the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta and the community of Sandtown in neighboring Alabama, crossed the area just south of what is now Buchanan.

As white settlers moved in and the Creek tribes moved west, Haralson County was created from parts of Carroll and Polk counties in 1856. Forty acres in the town of Pierceville were chosen as the location of Haralson County’s courthouse. The next year, December 22, 1857, Pierceville was incorporated as Buchanan (pronounced Buck-anon), named for U.S. president James Buchanan, since another town was already using the name Pierceville.

At this time, new roads were built to Carrollton, Villa Rica, and Cedartown. In the late 1880s, Buchanan experienced the laying of its first railroad tracks through town after several companies in the preceding years planned to do so but failed to follow through. The Chattanooga, Rome and Columbus Railroad connected the town with Bremen, Felton, and points beyond.

Also in the late 1880s, the Haralson County Courthouse was damaged in a fire, and by 1890, locals were lobbying for a new courthouse. In 1891, a new courthouse was approved and built.

Now known as the Old Haralson County Courthouse, this structure is a prime example of a public building constructed in the Queen Anne style. A clock tower was added in 1897. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. For official Haralson County government business, the Old Haralson County Courthouse was replaced in 1972 with a new courthouse, also in Buchanan. Today, the historic courthouse houses the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library and the Haralson County Historical Society.

The Town of Buchanan was re-incorporated as a City on December 13, 1902. City water service began in the 1950s.
Geography &

Location

Area: 1.5 square miles

Highways: Buchanan sits at the intersection
of U.S. Hwy. 27 and GA Hwy. 120.

Distance in miles to:

Bremen, GA 7
Tallapoosa, GA 8.5
Waco, GA 8.5
Cedartown, GA 16.5
Carrollton, GA 18
Rome, GA 36.7
Anniston, AL 51.5
Atlanta, GA 55.5
Birmingham, AL 108
People of

Buchanan

Population

1,281

52.5%

47.5%

MEDIAN AGE

34.8

Under 18:

23.5%

18-64:

63%

65 & Older:

13.5%

Per capita income:

$16,721

Median Household Income:

$28,636

Cost of Living:

6.1%

less than the U.S. Average
Housing:

47.4%

less than the U.S. Average

Race

White:

83.3%

Native:

0.3%

Islander:

0%

2+ Races:

1.8%

Black:

12.2%

Asian:

0%

Other:

1.1%

Hispanic:

1.3%

Households

Number of Households:

436

Persons per Households:

2.5

Married:

36%

Housing Units:

530

Median value of owner-occupied housing units:

$127,100

Education

High School Graduate:

70.5%

Some College:

28.6%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher:

5.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, 2019

NEW RESIDENT

INFORMATION

When you're new, you need the phone number to everything. So we've compiled a few of the most important
contacts within Haralson County. We hope this information makes getting to know us a little easier!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Buchanan City Hall

4300 Georgia Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-3081

Georgia Department of Labor

262 N. Park Boulevard, Cedartown, GA 30125 770-749-2213

Greater Haralson Chamber of Commerce

70 Murphy Campus Blvd., Waco, GA 30182 770-537-5594

Haralson County Board of Commissioners

155 Van Wert Street, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-2002

Haralson County Tax Commissioner & Board of Tax Assessors

4276 Georgia Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-2022

Haralson County Court Services

4485 Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-2005

Haralson County Voter Registration

4485 Georgia Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-2010

DRIVER'S LICENSE

Georgia Department of Driver Services

512 Old Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA 30117 770-836-4603

LICENSE TAGS

Haralson County Tax Commissioner

4276 Georgia Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-2020

EDUCATION

Haralson County Board of Education

299 Robertson Avenue, Tallapoosa, GA 30176 770-574-2500

The University of West Georgia

1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118 678-839-5000

West Georgia Technical College-Murphy Campus

176 Murphy Campus Boulevard, Waco, GA 30182 770-537-6000

LIBRARY

Haralson County Historical Courthouse Public Library

145 Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-3369

UTILITIES

ELECTRICITY

Carroll EMC

3161 S. Hwy. 27, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-832-3552

Georgia Power Company

georgiapower.com
Residential Needs: 1-888-660-5890 Business Needs: 1-888-655-5888

WATER

Buchanan City Hall

4300 Georgia Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-3081

Haralson County Water Authority

4277 Georgia Hwy. 120, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-6633

TELEPHONE/TV/INTERNET

AT&T
888-757-6500

attinternetservice.com/att-tv attsavings.com/internet-plans

Charter Spectrum
855-243-8892

spectrum.com/internet-service/georgia/ buchanan

DirecTV
877-798-6070

directpackages.com/directv-with-internet.html

HughesNet
855-423-6347

hughesnetinternet.net

Dish

usdish.com/bundles

SyncGlobal

(Commercial Customers) 1090A Pacific Avenue, Bremen, GA 30110

770-537-1410

GAS

Natural Gas: Buchanan residents and businesses may choose from different companies that market gas throughout the state. Please contact the Georgia Public Service Commission (404-656-4501 or 1-800-282-5813) for a list of gas marketers that service this area.

Gas, Inc.

3773 Business 27, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-5502

Gas South

gas-south.com/default.aspx Customer Service Number: 877-472-4932

Blossman Gas

3081 Business 27, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-5400

Treadwell LP Gas

10 Buchanan Bypass, Buchanan, GA 30113 770-646-5200

PUBLIC SAFETY

FIRE

To report an emergency, dial 911 or you can reach the following direct:

Non-Emergency (E911): 770-646-0077
Haralson County Fire Chief: 770-646-2036
POLICE

To report an emergency, dial 911 or you can reach the following direct:

Non-Emergency (E911): 770-646-0077
Buchanan Police Department: 770-646-5246
Haralson County Sheriff's Department: 770-646-2011
Haralson County Animal Control: 770-646-6622

SANITATION

The City of Buchanan provides trash service through its water bills. Please contact city hall for more information. If you live in the unincorporated areas in Haralson County, then you are responsible for your household trash disposal. The Haralson County Commissioners Office dispenses trash permits at no charge for Haralson County residents for household trash disposal. There are 6 convenience centers. The Haralson County Landfill accepts household trash, metal, furniture, tires, etc. Some fees may apply.

Haralson County Landfill:
770-574-5414

224 Budapest Cemetery Road,
Tallapoosa, GA 30176

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Convenience Centers:
  • Easterwood Rd/Corinth Poseyville Rd, Bremen, GA 30110
  • Helton Road, Bremen, GA 30110
  • Ball Park Road, Buchanan, GA 30113
  • Bethlehem Church Road, Buchanan, GA 30113
  • Macedonia Church Road, Buchanan, GA 30113
  • Providence Church Road, Tallapoosa, GA 30176 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
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