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Buford

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Incorporated Date: 
August 24, 1872
Population: 
12,225
Total Area: 
15.4 sq mi
Contact Information
2300 Buford Hwy.
Buford, GA 30518
Phone Number: 
(770) 945-6761
Fax Number: 
(770) 932-7976
Email Address: 

Located in Gwinnett County, along the southern edge of Lake Lanier, Buford incorporated on August 24, 1872. The original developers of the area, Thomas Garner and Larkin Smith, named the town after Colonel A. S. Buford, the president of the railroad that ran from Atlanta to Charlotte, NC.

The city is home to the Buford Artists Colony, where more than 30 artists make and sell art, pottery, jewelry and furniture in the shops of Main Street Buford.