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Tribal States period
During the tribal states period, Geochang region was called Gosoonshiguk or Geotah, Dongbu was Gaso and Seobukbu was called Yeomnae or Namnae.
Early Silla period Geochang was called Geotah or Geoyeol
757 In the 16th year of King Gyeongdeok's reign, the name Geochang-gun was used and the regions Gaso and Namnae were renamed Hameum-hyeon and Yeoseon-hyeon respectively and incorporated into Geochang-gun.
Standing Stone Buddha in Yangpyeong-ri
Standing Stone Buddha in Nongsan-ri, Geochang
Seated Stone Buddha in Songnim Temple site
Goryeo Dynasty period
940 In the 23rd year of King Taejo's reign, Yeoseon-hyeon and Hameum-hyeon were renamed Gameum-hyeon and Gaso-hyeon respectively.
1018 In the 9th year of King Hyeonjong's reign, Hapcheon was elevated to Hapjoo and 12 hyeons including Geochang, Gaso, Gameum, Samga and Yian were incorporated into Hapjoo.
Standing Stone Bodhisattva of Mercy in Sangnim-ri
Mural Tomb in Dooma-ri
Joseon Dynasty period
1414 In the 14th year of King Taejong's reign, Geochang and Geojae of Gaso Province were merged together to be called as Jaechang-hyeon.
1495 During the early years of King Yeonsan's reign, Geochang which was the birthplace of the Yeonsan's consort Shin's first ancestor, was elevated to Geochang-gun.
1506 In 1506 during King Jungjong's reign, due to dethronement of Queen Dangyeong of Geochang Shin Clan, it was demoted to Geochang-hyeon.
1739 In the 15th year of King Yeongjo's reign, with the restoration of Queen Dangyeong, Geochang-bu.
1895 In the 32nd year of King Gojong's reign, Geochang-bu was renamed to Geochang-gun.
1914 Mari, Wicheon and Buksang of Anui-gun and Shinwon-myeon of Samga-gun were incorporated into Geochang-gun.
Woodblock Collection of Gyowoo's Works
Republic of Korea
1937 Geochang-myeon was elevated to Geochang-eup
1957 Wolcheon-myeon was incorporated into Geochang-eup
1972 Jinmok-ri, Chunjeon-ri, Anui-myeon of Hamyang-gun were incorporated into Namsang-myeon.
Present Geochang is comprised of 1 eup (Geochang-eup) and 11 myeons (Jusang, Woongyang, Gojae, Buksang, Wicheon, Mari, Namsang, Namha, Shinwon, Gajo, Gabuk).
View of Geochang-gun