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Buffalo, West Virginia
(Jackson County)

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Welcome to Buffalo ...

So far, we have found very little information about Buffalo. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Buffalo to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Buffalo, please Contact Us.

Buffalo would have been located within present day Jackson County.

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

When the people of Buffalo referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Buffalonian<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Buffalo is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Buffalo was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Buffalo still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<5> area codes.

Communities near Buffalo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017<7>
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Kentuck   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Buffalo.

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Buffalo: This one is located in Jackson County and the other is located in Putnam County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 57 communities that are also named Buffalo - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (3), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky (4), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska (2), New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (5), Texas (4), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buffalo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buffalo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buffalo:

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Buffalo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Buffalo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Buffalo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8273, Longitude: -81.5340     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo.

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