Buffington, Georgia

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Ft. Buffington historical marker

Buffington is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States.[1] It began as the location of Fort Buffington, one of the Cherokee Removal Forts used to contain the Cherokee before the beginning of the Trail of Tears in 1838.[2] After this time, Fort Buffington was either dismantled or fell into ruin, and only a state historical marker along State Route 20 stands to identify its former site. Today, Buffington is transforming from a rural to suburban community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buffington, Georgia
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

Coordinates: 34°14′29″N 84°25′15″W / 34.24139°N 84.42083°W / 34.24139; -84.42083