Buford, at the junction of State Highway 208 and Farm Road 1982, five miles north of Colorado City in north central Mitchell County, was originally called Armenderez for an old mill located there. Later the community's name was changed to Belen and then to Buford in honor of Buford Orndorff of El Paso. The community had a post office from 1907 to 1913 but was served later from Colorado City. In 1947 Buford had a population of ninety, three businesses, two churches, and a school. Its population was reported as twenty-five in 1980, 1990, and 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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30 2009 Local Officials