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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.


26 Results Days on Site (new to old)
36
$440,000 New New
5338 Timber Wild Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
4,613 sq ft, 13068 sq ft lot
34
$369,900 New New
2714 Clearwater Springs Dr
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,647 sq ft, 1.38 acre lot
3
$1,395,000 New
6063 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,238 sq ft, 2.75 acre lot
32
$437,900 New
2723 Clearwater Springs Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,268 sq ft, 0.68 acre lot
25
$520,000 New
3036 Friendship Rd
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,983 sq ft, 3.55 acre lot
36
$379,900 For Sale
2813 White Azalea St
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,073 sq ft, 13068 sq ft lot
36
$699,000 For Sale
5916 Foxtail Cv
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,093 sq ft, 0.67 acre lot
22
$360,000 For Sale
2735 Clearwater Springs Dr
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,045 sq ft, 0.59 acre lot
16
$355,000 For Sale
3042 Archway Cir
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,904 sq ft, 0.67 acre lot
12
$300,000 For Sale
4124 Brentwood Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
36
$639,000 For Sale
6732 Holiday Pt
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
14810 sq ft lot
3
$458,737 For Sale
3925 Crimson Ridge Way #29
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3
$502,085 For Sale
3911 Crimson Ridge Way #26
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3
$451,927 For Sale
3815 Mabry Ridge Dr #09
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3
$478,000 For Sale
3915 Crimson Ridge Way #27
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
27
$550,000 For Sale
416 Apple Wood Ct
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,479 sq ft, 0.52 acre lot
29
$344,900 For Sale
2315 Council Ln
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,190 sq ft, 20473 sq ft lot
28
$539,000 For Sale
5391 Frazer Rd
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4.31 acre lot
31
$489,900 For Sale
4694 Falls Edge
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
13068 sq ft lot
36
$1,399,000 For Sale
6031 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
0.84 acre lot
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