Buford is a city in Georgia that straddles both Gwinnett and Hall counties. The parts of Buford that belong to Hall county are not part of Atlanta’s metropolitan statistical area and, as of the 2010 census, Buford had a population of just over 12,000.

Buford’s Beginnings

Originally inhabited by members of the Cherokee Tribe, the first European settlers moved to Buford in the late 1820s and/or early 1830s. The city of Buford was established in large part due to the creation of the Richmond and Danville Railroad System. Officially incorporated in August of 1872, Buford received its name (the “City of Buford”) in 1896.

Buford Leather

A prominent player in the leather industry, Buford’s Bona Allen Company produced leather saddles for western television stars, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the cast of Bonanza. Buford’s leather industry collapsed following a devastating fire at the tannery in 1981. Buford is also home to Lake Sidney Lanier, the Lake Lanier Islands and the Mall of Georgia.

Education in Buford

The Buford City School District is comprised of Buford Academy, Buford Elementary, Buford Middle School and Buford High School. Buford is home to the Buford-Sugar Hill branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, and the city is served by the Gwinnett Daily Post. Major films shot in and around Buford include Killers, Need for Speed, Blended, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Simple Twist of Fate.

Tom Cain, Attorney at Law, P.C. & Our Community

Attorney Tom Cain has been serving the Buford community for over 30 years. His extensive experience and aggressive approach on behalf of his clients has earned him a sterling reputation among Georgia’s judges and prosecutors. If you are searching for an attorney you can trust and who is absolutely worth their fees, look no further than Tom Cain. You’ll be in good hands and on a better path in no time.