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Incorporated Date: 

August 24, 1872



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.