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Village of Buchanan (Enter Buchanan's Hudson River Gallery)

Originally part of Van Cortlandt manor, the village of Buchanan is located on the Hudson River halfway between Verplanck and Peekskill. It was known for most of the 19th century as Centerville. When the hamlet acquired a U. S. Post Office in 1890, the name was changed to Buchanan. The earliest families engaged in fishing and farming, but by the 19th century and into the 20th century, several businesses were prospering. Among them were textiles, brick making, whiskey and yeast. In 1962 Con Edison opened the first nuclear power plant in the United States on Buchanan’s Indian Point.