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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.


41 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$450,000 New New
453 Sweet Apple Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,629 sq ft; lot: 15682 sq ft
36
$859,900 New
5910 Basswood Cv
Buford, GA 30518
6 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,974 sq ft; lot: 0.6 acres
36
$924,900 New
5914 Basswood Cv
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.59 acres
36
$425,000 New
2660 White Rock Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
6,449 sq ft; lot: 0.85 acres
20
$390,000 New
4072 Bartlett Ferry Cv
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 2 acres
16
$466,793 New
4724 Stone Summit Way
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 10890 sq ft
12
$455,599 New
4791 Point Rock Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
17
$249,000 For Sale
3259 Lee Dr
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 6098 sq ft
35
$777,667 For Sale
5483 Winding Ridge Trl
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 2.55 acres
36
$430,000 For Sale
5790 Waterfall Way
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,514 sq ft; lot: 0.59 acres
35
$279,000 For Sale
4209 Brentwood Dr
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,186 sq ft
26
$299,900 For Sale
3296 Shoreland Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,641 sq ft; lot: 3.42 acres
36
$710,000 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
$425,000 For Sale
5339 Birchland Ct
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
4,346 sq ft; lot: 0.63 acres
3
$499,900 For Sale
3558 Shoreland Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,634 sq ft; lot: 0.6 acres
27
$399,000 For Sale
3870 Lake Juliette Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,112 sq ft; lot: 0.89 acres
36
$648,000 For Sale
4605 Falls Edge Dr
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 12197 sq ft
36
$600,000 For Sale
5977 Shadburn Ferry Rd #332
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
36
$405,000 For Sale
5303 Birchland Ct
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,760 sq ft; lot: 14810 sq ft
36
$689,000 For Sale
5071 Blackberry Ln
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.76 acres
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