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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.


44 Results Days on Site (new to old)
35
$329,000 New New
2507 Representative
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,353 sq ft; lot: 14810 sq ft
25
$249,900 New New
2803 2803 Merritt Dr
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 17860 sq ft
28
$305,900 New New
4242 Brentwood Dr
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,647 sq ft; lot: 10411 sq ft
Open House Sunday Jul 22, 2pm–4pm
36
$299,500 New New
5905 Chimney Springs Rd
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,267 sq ft; lot: 0.68 acres
36
$459,900 New New
4081 Holcomb Creek Dr
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,280 sq ft; lot: 0.58 acres
27
$359,900 New New
2204 Independence Ln
Buford, GA 30519
3 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,327 sq ft; lot: 0.66 acres
34
$569,000 New New
4568 Lake Falls Dr
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
4,198 sq ft; lot: 12632 sq ft
1
$339,000 New New
3803 Carter Rd
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.5 acres
36
$369,000 New
3138 Perimeter Cir #B/34
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,514 sq ft; lot: 15246 sq ft
35
$499,900 New
5742 Waterfall Way
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.59 acres
34
$549,900 New
2207 Democracy Dr
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 1.6 acres
27
$399,000 New
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
Open House Sunday Jul 15, 8am–8pm
34
$432,000 New
3137 Perimeter Cir
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.6 acres
34
$599,900 New
6640 Garrett Rd
Buford, GA 30518
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 10454 sq ft
36
$429,000 For Sale
2983 Green Grass
Buford, GA 30519
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
4,106 sq ft; lot: 15246 sq ft
36
$495,000 For Sale
3273 Whidby Rd
Buford, GA 30518
2 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.91 acres
36
$425,000 For Sale
2825 Pleasant Oak Dr
Buford, GA 30519
6 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,860 sq ft; lot: 15028 sq ft
22
$477,175 For Sale
3915 Crimson Ridge Way #27
Buford, GA 30518
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,562 sq ft; lot: 10454 sq ft
28
$459,900 For Sale
3229 Lee Dr
Buford, GA 30518
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,248 sq ft; lot: 0.77 acres
36
$389,000 For Sale
2942 Judicial Pl
Buford, GA 30519
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
lot: 0.74 acres
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