Buchanan County, Iowa

Est. 1847

County Seat: Independence


The Buchanan County Historical Society was organized with one goal in mind: to discover, collect, conserve and secure for the future generations properties, artifacts, and information significant to the heritage of Buchanan County, Iowa. We also strive to serve the educational needs of our citizens by preserving these historical resources and making them available to the public.

Looking to donate to the BCHS? We would absolutely love that! Please fill out the donation form below and mail it to us.

Thank you in advance for supporting our cause!

P.O. Box 321
Independence, IA 50644

Offical Map of Buchanan County - 1956

Sights & Structures

Historic sights, structures, and landmarks of Buchanan County.


History of businesses in Buchanan county and what they are today.


Well-known people from Buchanan County or famous people that visited.

History's Attic

Quick history lessons on all things Buchanan County.