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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.


47 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$620,000 For Sale
4957 Bennett Rd
Buford, GA 30519
7 beds, 6 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.22 acres
36
$449,900 New New
2973 Yellowwood Court
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
6,763 sq ft; lot: 5663 acres
Open House Saturday May 25, 11am–1pm
36
$460,000 New New
5702 Waterfall Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
5,834 sq ft; lot: 0.7 acres
36
$464,500 New New
3238 Perimeter Cir
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
4,594 sq ft
27
$489,900 New New
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
19
$375,000 New New
3305 Lake Seminole Pl
Buford, GA 30519
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.6 acres
36
$369,900 New
2888 Wild Rose St
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,017 sq ft; lot: 19166 sq ft
36
$350,000 For Sale
3240 Lake Seminole Pl
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,886 sq ft; lot: 0.74 acres
5
$229,000 New
4533 Friendship Rd
Buford, GA 30519
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
lot: 17424 sq ft
23
$130,000 New
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft
36
$775,000 New
3601 Shoreland Dr
Buford, GA 30518
6 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,475 sq ft; lot: 2.09 acres
1
$799,900 For Sale
5575 Wood Falls Dr
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.41 acres
10
$149,900 For Sale
3364 Lee Dr
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,056 sq ft; lot: 5663 sq ft
30
$329,000 For Sale
4217 Brentwood Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,304 sq ft; lot: 12327 sq ft
18
$260,000 For Sale
3264 Lee Dr
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,959 sq ft; lot: 1.58 acres
33
$850,000 For Sale
2610 Ridgehurst Dr
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 5 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
7,578 sq ft; lot: 0.75 acres
36
$391,000 For Sale
2713 Legislative Ln
Buford, GA 30519
7 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 15246 sq ft
36
$435,000 For Sale
2140 Independence Ln
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,385 sq ft; lot: 16117 sq ft
36
$649,900 For Sale
2614 Ridgehurst Dr
Buford, GA 30518
6 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,512 sq ft; lot: 0.61 acres
36
$674,900 For Sale
6041 Blackberry Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,528 sq ft; lot: 20038 sq ft
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