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ALGERNON SIDNEY BUFORD, for whom the City of Buford was named, was President of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railroad. He was of distinguished Virginian ancestry, a graduate of the University of Virginia, a lawyer by profession, and several times a member of the Virginia State legislative body. He was railroad president for 20 years during its period of expansion. A resident of Richmond, Virginia, he maintained an Atlanta office upstairs at 69 Whitehall Street during the construction of the railroad in Georgia and the Carolinas.

The “Town of Buford” was incorporated by Act of legislature August 24, 1872. The name was changed to the “City of Buford” in 1896.

On the time line of history, Buford is a newcomer. Although brief, Buford’s history has been rather impressive.

Buford never had the “sleepy little village” aura, which characterized most small towns of the 19th century and early 20th century. The town was early blessed with able, far-sighted citizens, interested in business and education as was evidenced by its rapid growth and early attention to schools. Buford was early called the “city of many factories.” A news article in the News-Herald of December 18, 1902 referred to Buford as the “New York of Gwinnett” in paying tribute to its industry and activity.

For more than 60 years Buford was the largest city in Gwinnett County and during most of that time it had the only significant industrial development in the county. During this period it exerted a powerful, many times dominant influence upon county politics. As early as 1900 Buford was the largest city in the county, and Sugar Hill Militia District listed more ad valorem taxpayers than any other district in the county.

Buford had the first bank in the county. In fact, Buford had two flourishing banks before any other permanent banking facilities were established in the county.

For most of its history Buford’s schools were widely recognized for quality education. For several decades, students came from other areas of the county and from adjoining counties to acquire the prestigious diploma from Buford High School.

Recent and current references to Buford’s past industry consistently label it “the tannery”, a serious misconception. While leather tanning was an important part of the city’s industrial complex and provided the leather for the other operations, it was only a part of the extensive manufacturers which made Buford nationally, even internationally known as “The Leather City”. At its zenith, Bona Allen, Inc. produced nationally known shoes, saddles of national and Hollywood reputation, harness, horse collars, and other leather products. The company also operated the only glue factory in the south. The city also conducted a large farming operation, which produced straw for horse collars as well as other farm products.


41 Results Days on Site (new to old)
36
$368,000 New New
2246 Governor Way
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 15682 sq ft
27
$215,000 New New
119 Holiday Road #1201
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,328 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
36
$4,100,000 New New
4131 Ridge Rd #48
Buford, GA 30519
7 beds, 6 full, 3 partial baths | Single Family Home
11,553 sq ft; lot: 56.635 acres
36
$450,000 New
6270 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,424 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft
36
$385,000 For Sale
2869 Wild Rose
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,931 sq ft; lot: 16117 sq ft
36
$489,900 For Sale
5702 Waterfall Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
5,834 sq ft; lot: 0.7 acres
36
$225,000 For Sale
3432 Mishell Ln
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,385 sq ft; lot: 20909 sq ft
35
$349,900 For Sale
2609 Democracy Dr
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,206 sq ft; lot: 0.73 acres
4
$219,900 For Sale
3448 Friendship Farm
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 10498 sq ft
36
$950,000 For Sale
6405 Lakeview Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,334 sq ft; lot: 0.61 acres
36
$260,000 For Sale
3418 Wild Plum Way
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,410 sq ft; lot: 0.55 acres
27
$269,900 For Sale
2785 Friendship Rd
Buford, GA 30519
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,235 sq ft; lot: 6.17 acres
24
$799,999 For Sale
4957 Bennett Rd
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
5,432 sq ft; lot: 1.22 acres
36
$845,000 For Sale
3331 Friendship Rd
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,464 sq ft; lot: 9.75 acres
36
$455,000 For Sale
5203 Wild Cedar Dr
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,900 sq ft; lot: 14113 sq ft
36
$395,000 For Sale
5303 Birchland Ct
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,760 sq ft; lot: 14810 sq ft
4
$169,900 For Sale
3364 Lee Dr
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 16553 sq ft
36
$375,000 For Sale
3273 Whidby Rd
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.91 acres
26
$599,000 For Sale
2999 Beards Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,168 sq ft; lot: 7.95 acres
26
$502,335 For Sale
5919 Ashley Falls Ln #28
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,431 sq ft; lot: 15899 sq ft
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