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City of Buena Vista

IncorporatedJanuary 26, 1850
Address136 6th Avenue
Buena Vista, Georgia 31803
Phone(229) 649-7888
Fax(229) 649-2177

Buena Vista, the county seat of Marion County, was incorporated January 26, 1850. Buena Vista is the only incorporated municipality in the county. Originally known as Pea Ridge, the city was renamed in honor of a famous battle in the Mexican War.

The name “Buena Vista” is of Spanish origin that translates into “good view”. The city is named for General Zachary Taylor’s victory over Santa Ana at Buena Vista.

Buena Vista is home to such attractions as the Silver Moon Music Barn, the Elvis Collection Museum, the National Country Music Museum and the Front Porch Music Hall.

According to 2000 Census, the City of Buena Vista had a population of 1,664 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 13.0%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.