Buford is a city in Georgia located on two counties - Gwinnett and Hall. Buford has a population of 12.225 people and is located on an area of almost 15 squared miles. Until the 70's, Buford, named after the Atlanta and Richmond Air Line Railway president - Algernon S. Buford, was initially named Lawrenceville. In the recent past, Buford was also called Leather City, but in the last years, many industries developed, so the naming no longer stands. If you want to visit this city, you should try to get to several great attractions.
Top Attractions within Buford
Mall of Georgia is the largest mall in the state and consists of more than 200 stores located on three stories. Inside the mall you can shop at four anchor stores - Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Nordstrom. Outside the mall you can visit a village section with tenants and restaurants and a 500 seat amphitheater. On top of the mall is a statue of Button Gwinnett, a man who signed the United States Declaration of Independence and who's name Gwinnett County bears.
The Museum of Buford has some permanent exhibition very relevant for the history of the town. You can see exhibitions of leather tools, Bona Allen shoe making tools, Bona Allen saddles, schools memorabilia and wagons used in the early years of Buford.
Historic Buford Festival and Parade is an annual event taking place before Christmas. Outdoor plays, live music, work shops, arts & crafts manufacturing and all kind of other distractions are in order during this event.
The Historic Buford Arts and Jazz Festival takes place once a year in the historic neighborhood of Buford. Live music and great art work shops take place among the old historical buildings. Competitions are in order for every category and a jury of locals decides the winners of this popular event, which takes place in Buford.
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