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Welcome to Buena Vista ...

Buena Vista is located in Monroe County<1>.

The location of Buena Vista has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Buena Vista is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Buena Vista lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Buena Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Buena Vista: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Tuscaloosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 87 communities that are also named Buena Vista - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California (8), Colorado, Florida (4), Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico (5), New York, North Carolina (4), Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), Saskatchewan, Tennessee (2), Texas (9), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buena Vista.

Communities near Buena Vista ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buena Vista.

  • Monroeville [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
    • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Buena Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,623 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<5>
  • Camden [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Buena Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,694 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<5>
  • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Buena Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
  • Beatrice [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
    • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Buena Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Buena Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Buena Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Buena Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Buena Vista
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Hybart [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hybart
      • Hybart [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Buena Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hybart
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Buena Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McWilliams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McWilliams

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buena Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buena Vista.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buena Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buena Vista.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buena Vista. See our Newspapers Page for Buena Vista.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buena Vista ...

Looking for more information about Buena Vista? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Buena Vista, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Buena Vista.

Adding Buena Vista to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buena Vista in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Buena Vista was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Buena Vista in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Buena Vista on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buena Vista. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buena Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buena Vista) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buena Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buena VistaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7932, Longitude: -87.2486       In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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