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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.


46 Results Days on Site (new to old)
36
$375,000 New New
4094 Holcomb Creek Dr
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
30
$329,000 New New
4217 Brentwood Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,304 sq ft; lot: 12327 sq ft lot
Open House Saturday Jul 20, 1pm–3pm
36
$425,000 New
2510 Representative Way
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,541 sq ft; lot: 0.68 acres
Open House Sunday Jul 21, 1pm–3pm
36
$699,900 New
124 Slate Drive
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,052 sq ft; lot: 15682 sq ft lot
36
$395,000 For Sale
6270 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 13068 sq ft lot
36
$497,500 For Sale
3906 Rustic Pine Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
4,182 sq ft; lot: 12197 sq ft lot
36
$367,000 For Sale
5730 Waterfall Way
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,043 sq ft; lot: 0.59 acres
7
$265,000 For Sale
3476 Friendship Farm
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
Open House Sunday Jul 21, 2pm–5pm
22
$389,500 For Sale
3138 Perimeter Cir
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,380 sq ft; lot: 15246 sq ft lot
36
$319,900 For Sale
5559 Lakeshore Rd
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,804 sq ft; lot: 0.63 acres
35
$539,000 For Sale
6744 Holiday Pt
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,244 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft lot
36
$750,000 For Sale
5914 Basswood
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,907 sq ft; lot: 0.59 acres
36
$315,900 For Sale
4192 Ridge Rd
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,735 sq ft; lot: 0.68 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
$695,000 For Sale
3628 Bogan Springs Dr
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
4,865 sq ft; lot: 0.84 acres
18
$566,802 For Sale
5928 Ashley Falls Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
5,800 sq ft; lot: 15159 sq ft lot
36
$398,000 For Sale
3939 Crimson Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 31 acres
36
$449,000 For Sale
5702 Waterfall Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
5,834 sq ft; lot: 0.7 acres
27
$479,900 For Sale
440 Sweet Apple Ln
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,599 sq ft; lot: 16553 sq ft lot
36
$369,000 For Sale
3305 Lake Seminole Pl
Buford, GA 30519
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.6 acres
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