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The first settlement in the town of Buldan BC. Goes back to the 2000s. The district is one of the settlements established by Persians, Friks, Silus, Lydians, Hittites, Romans and Byzantines respectively.

Among the first sources in which Buldan name is mentioned, we can show the “Muhasabe-i Vilayet-i Anadolu Notebook olan which was written in 1530. This book is shown as an accident in the Kütahya Livası of Lazıkiye (Denizli). One of the villages of this accident is BULADAN village of Kaş-Yenice sub-district. This name can also be read as Boladan. This village is today's Buldan. In some other sources, it is possible to read Boldan and Boladan according to their Arabic style. There are several views on the origin of the name Buldan. The most serious of these is the origin of the word "Apollonos" comes from the word.

In an English source dated 1834, Buldan is referred to as Bulladan. The name Bulladan comes from the city called Apollonos Hieron. Apollonos Hieron was an ancient settlement near Buldan. In these studies, it can be seen that the name Buldan can be written in two different ways as Bulladan and Bullandan. It is stated that the second spelling is heard more frequently among the Greeks in the region.

There are also some opinions about the origin of the name Buldan. Because the settlement was located at the foot of the mountains, it was called Boldağ, because it was called da Bulda al ği because it produced well-known weavings, and new cities were built on the commercial roads as well as the old cities. It is known that Tripolis near Yenice Town of Buldan was founded by the Kingdom of Pergamum during this period. In 133 BC the region was connected to the Roman Empire. As it is known, the Roman Empire M.S. In 395, it was divided into the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. Anatolia and thus Buldan and its region remained under the Byzantine rule until the arrival of the Seljuk Turks.
The first Turkish troops seen in Denizli and its districts are the ones under the command of Afşin Bey who came to these places in 1070. However, the opening of the gates of Anatolia to the Turks was possible with the defeat of Alpaslan, the ruler of the Great Seljuk State in 1071 Malazgirt war.

Kılıç Aslan conquered Denizli in 1102 but recovered some of the lost places in Byzantine West Anatolia and Denizli in 1119. In 1211, the border between the Anatolian Seljuk State and the Byzantine Empire was determined as a result of the war between Antiyokla and Alaşehir in Aydın Kuyucak District. This border was the Buldan Menderes River. In other words, while the Sarayköy and Denizli regions were left to the Anatolian Seljuks, the Buldan region was left into the Byzantines. This limit has not changed for a long time.

At the end of the 13th century, it is seen that the Germiyanogullari are trying to take over the region under the sovereignty of Denizli. The transfer of Buldan and its surroundings to the Turks was carried out by the Germiyanoğullar. In 1368, the Germiyanoğulları completely captured Denizli. Yıldırım Beyazıt ended the Germiyanoğulları Principality in 1390 and Buldan and its environs joined the Ottoman Empire.