Buena Vista, Harrison County, Indiana
Buena Vista was laid out in 1850. The community was named after the 1847 Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican–American War. An old variant name was Convenience. A post office called Convenience was established in 1878, and remained in operation until 1904.
On March 28, 1859, a meteor exploded over the area and distributed meteorites over a 4 square mile area. Only four Chondrite meteorites were recovered, two of which are in a museum in London.  Dr. Crosier collected and thoroughly analyzed the samples. His findings reported the people that found them, the location, composition, size and smell. 
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buena Vista, Harrison County, Indiana
- Roose, William H. (1911). Indiana's Birthplace: A History of Harrison County, Indiana. Tribune Company, Printers. p. 70.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
This popular name commemorates the Battle of Buena Vista.
- Indiana Names, v.4. Terre Haute, IN: Indiana State University. 1973. p. 58.
- "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 13 October 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- Shaffer, Nelson. "Meteorites in Indiana". Indiana Geological Survey. Indiana University. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Bogardus, Carl. "The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky - Page 103". Newspapers.com. The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Roose, William (1911). Indiana's Birthplace: A History of Harrison County, Indiana. Tribune Company, Printers. p. 70. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Farrington, Oliver Cummings (1915). Meteorites of North America. p. 221. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
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