Introduction to Buford, Georgia
Buford, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 21 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 33 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The people of the city are in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Buford has a population of 10,668.
This city was named after Algernon Sidney Buford, who was the president of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railroad for 20 years during which the company underwent significant expansion. The naming of the city was motivated by the townspeople's desires to host a lunch stop on the company's railroad. In August 1872, Buford was officially incorporated as a town. It became a city in 1896.
Buford and nearby Attractions
- The Bona Allen Mansion
- Lanier Museum of Natural History
- Pineisle Golf Club
- Shoal Creek Park
- Buford City Park
- Gwinnett County Park
Things To Do In Buford
There are numerous recreational opportunities in this city. It offers excellent shopping opportunities, including antique shops and quaint boutiques. The city also provides a wide range of dining opportunities. The Lake Lanier beach and water park has amenities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping and skiing. One can also go camping and hiking in the north Georgia mountains.
The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International provides regular services.
Buford Higher Education
Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College and North Georgia College and State University provide facilities for higher studies.