Buckland is situated on the Tasman Highway between Sorell and Orford. It was originally settled in 1820, and was then named Prosser Plains due to its proximity to the Prosser River. It was later renamed by the governor of the time John Franklin. The town has an historic church, the St John the Baptist church, which was built by convicts in 1846. Its stained glass window was brought from England, and is worth stopping to see.

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Population: 193 (2006)
Established: 1820
Location: 61 km NE of Hobart
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