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Buchanan, Michigan - 49107


Buchanan, Michigan

Buchanan, Michigan





The first settlers began arriving in the area in 1833. Charles Cowles arrived from Vermont and was soon followed by John Hatfield and Russell McCoy. The area was first named McCoy Creek and was settled on the 60-foot gradual drop in water level leading to the St. Joseph River. This provided a constant source of power harnessed from the water.
In 1842 the area was platted as Buchanan by flour mill owner, John Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton named the community after soon to be president James Buchanan. Buchanan was incorporated as a village in 1858 and later as a city in 1929.
Buchanan's hometown pride shines with its lovely neighborhoods and beautiful parks. McCoy Pond Park and McCoy Creek Recreational Area are popular among the area's residents. Buchanan is the home of Bear Cave, Michigan's only known cave. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon. If racing is one of your favorite pastimes be sure to visit the Michiana Raceway Park or Red Bud Track and Trail for go-cart racing or motocross.
Buchanan is full of rich history, fun recreational sites and exciting racing. Be sure to visit Buchanan and experience hometown hospitality.

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