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Welcome to Buffalo Springs ...

Buffalo Springs is located in Nelson County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Buffalo Springs, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Buffalo Springs, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Buffalo Springs: Buffalo Spgs. (or less commonly used: Buffalo Spngs. or Buffalo Sprngs.)

Buffalo Springs is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Buffalo Springs lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Buffalo Springs is located in the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Buffalo Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Buffalo Springs: This one is located in Nelson County and the other is located in Mecklenburg County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 10 communities that are also named Buffalo Springs - they are located in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buffalo Springs.

Communities near Buffalo Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buffalo Springs.

  • Amherst
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Appomattox
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Gladstone
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Bent Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
    • Bent Creek is located in Appomattox County
  • New Glasgow
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
    • New Glasgow is located in Amherst County
  • Colleen
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colleen
    • Colleen is located in Nelson County
  • Shipman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
    • Shipman is located in Nelson County
  • Walkers Ford
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Ford
    • Walkers Ford is located in Amherst County
  • Beckham
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckham
    • Beckham is located in Appomattox County
  • Warminster
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warminster have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warminster
    • Warminster is located in Nelson County

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 Buffalo Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buffalo Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buffalo Springs. 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 Buffalo Springs.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo Springs ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo Springs? 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 Buffalo Springs, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo Springs.

Adding Buffalo Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Buffalo Springs was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Buffalo Springs on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Buffalo Springs.

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

The official website for Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Nelson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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