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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.


39 Results Days on Site (new to old)
23
$390,310 New New
3926 Crimson Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,455 sq ft; lot: 10890 sq ft
24
$169,900 New
3364 Lee Dr
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,056 sq ft; lot: 5663 sq ft
36
$389,900 New
108 Holiday Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,502 sq ft; lot: 0.92 acres
34
$374,900 For Sale
5231 Wild Cedar
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 13939 sq ft
36
$424,900 For Sale
3956 Crimson Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,446 sq ft; lot: 10890 sq ft
20
$317,000 For Sale
2812 Legislative Ln
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,446 sq ft; lot: 15246 sq ft
14
$499,000 For Sale
3700 Carter Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,240 sq ft; lot: 5.08 acres
26
$699,000 For Sale
2999 Beards Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,168 sq ft; lot: 7.95 acres
22
$435,000 For Sale
6204 Cascade Falls Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.26 acres
1
$335,000 For Sale
2843 Merritt
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 8712 sq ft
35
$361,900 For Sale
2812 White Azalea St
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,120 sq ft; lot: 13939 sq ft
21
$420,000 For Sale
4051 Holcomb Creek Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
5,880 sq ft; lot: 0.57 acres
22
$369,000 For Sale
3638 Clark Hill Way #26
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
36
$699,000 For Sale
6100 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 21344 sq ft
36
$439,900 For Sale
6358 Old Wood Hollow Way
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,650 sq ft; lot: 1.53 acres
14
$350,000 For Sale
3042 Archway Cir
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,904 sq ft; lot: 0.67 acres
32
$503,150 For Sale
3911 Crimson Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
32
$400,000 For Sale
417 Sweet Apple Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,107 sq ft; lot: 14810 sq ft
27
$955,000 For Sale
5932 Chimney Springs Rd
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,000 sq ft; lot: 0.88 acres
31
$525,000 For Sale
3992 Crimson Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
5,350 sq ft; lot: 15682 sq ft
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