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The name comes from Fort Buffington and the historical marker commemorating the site. It was one of the six stockade sites in the county for housing and collecting the Cherokee for removal.

Early family names in the area are: Green, Lusk, Bishop, Cook, Garrison, Haley, Carnes and others. Many descendants of these early settlers remain in the Buffington community.

One of the largest employers in the area was Nejasco Dairy, owned by the Coker family. The dairy provided home delivery for years. The dairy provided housing for its employees. Poultry farms became prevalent in the later years.

Source: The Heritage of Cherokee County Georgia 1831-1998

Click here for info on the community of Fort Buffington from the 1876-1877 State Directory