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.


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