Buchanan is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 941 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Haralson County.
Locally, the city's name is pronounced Buck-han'-uhn, with emphasis on the second syllable
Former Haralson County courthouse in Buchanan
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Buchanan was founded in 1856 as seat of the newly formed Haralson County. It was named for United States President James Buchanan. Buchanan was incorporated as a town in 1857 and as a city in 1902.
Buchanan is located at (33.801726, -85.183506).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (11.90%) is water.
The Haralson County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 231 full-time teachers and over 3,766 students