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Welcome to Buffalo ...

The town of Buffalo is located in Putnam County<1>.

When the people of Buffalo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Buffalonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buffalo has a population of 1,260 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Buffalo.

Buffalo is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Buffalo: (304) & (681)<5>

The ZIP code for Buffalo: 25033<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buffalo had an population of 1,260 people. This is an increase of 1.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo had a population of 1,236 people. This makes Buffalo the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Buffalo represents 0.07% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,236 people, the population of Buffalo increased 5.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,171 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buffalo.

Adding Buffalo to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Buffalo elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Buffalo on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

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

Communities near Buffalo ...

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

  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<9>
  • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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    • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<9>
  • Nitro [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
    • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<9>
  • Point Pleasant [Mason County]
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    • Point Pleasant [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Pleasant<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallipolis
      • Gallipolis [Gallia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallipolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallipolis<9>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
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      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<9>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<9>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<9>
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<9>
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buffalo.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buffalo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Putnam, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 town'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Buffalo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buffalo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6168, Longitude: -81.9823    
<8>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.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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