Buchanan County is in far western Virginia, the only Virginia county to border both West Virginia and Kentucky. Its county seat is Grundy. The county was formed in 1858 from parts of Russell County and Tazewell County. It was named for James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
Whether it’s folk tales or family,work or pleasure, business, education, or an exhilarating outdoor vacation that brings you among us, welcome to the hills and hollows we call home. We promise you an Appalachian adventure that will stimulate your senses and sharpen your appreciation for a life style featuring family fun, community, work, higher education and outdoor recreation. The Cumberland Plateau of Central Appalachian being it’s landscape, Buchanan County is ringed with hills and mountains. With names like Sandy Ridge, Big A Mountain, Fletcher’s Ridge, Jewell Ridge, Compton Mountain, Bradshaw Mountain and Pine Mountain, these mountains reflect our geology and heritage while providing a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.