Buchanan County, Missouri (Fanning's, 1853)
BUCHANAN COUNTY, situated on the westerly boundary of Missouri on the east side of Missouri river. Area, 800 square miles. Seat of justice, Sparta. Pop. in 1840, 6,237 ; in 1850, 12,975.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 55.