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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.


38 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$270,000 New New
3517 Dandelion Dr
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 21344 sq ft
36
$1,350,000 New
6375 Lakeview Dr
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
8,696 sq ft; lot: 21344 sq ft
15
$534,255 New
5925 London Trce #8
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,431 sq ft; lot: 15899 sq ft
36
$404,400 New
3039 Archway Cir
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,593 sq ft; lot: 20473 sq ft
36
$425,000 New
5926 Mount Water
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,876 sq ft; lot: 0.57 acres
36
$1,195,000 For Sale
6321 Woodlake Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,732 sq ft; lot: 16117 sq ft
33
$384,900 For Sale
4365 Chatuge Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,973 sq ft; lot: 0.59 acres
34
$430,000 For Sale
405 Sweet Apple Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 16988 sq ft
36
$385,000 For Sale
4385 Chatuge Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,334 sq ft
36
$589,900 For Sale
4605 Falls Edge Dr
Buford, GA 30519
7 beds, 6 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 12197 sq ft
36
$389,000 For Sale
4290 Chatuge Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,954 sq ft; lot: 0.61 acres
36
$396,680 For Sale
413 Sweet Apple Ln
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,826 sq ft
24
$480,000 For Sale
3959 Crimson Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,350 sq ft; lot: 12632 sq ft
36
$369,900 For Sale
2987 Green Grass Ct
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,000 sq ft; lot: 16117 sq ft
36
$474,999 For Sale
5977 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.2 acres
24
$499,800 For Sale
3362 Perimeter Cir
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
36
$368,000 For Sale
2246 Governor Way
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 15682 sq ft
36
$329,900 For Sale
6030 Shadburn Ferry Rd #46
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.58 acres
36
$4,100,000 For Sale
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
$379,000 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
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