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Buena Vista, City of

Established: 1889
Town Incorporated: 1890
City Incorporated: 1892

Image depicting location of Buena Vista, City of
Buena Vista, in Rockbridge County, was built on the site of the abandoned Buena Vista iron furnace. This furnace, which was in operation as late as 1855, probably was named of the Mexican village near which General Zachary Taylor was an important battle in the Mexican War in 1847. It was incorporated as a town in 1890 and as a city in 1892. The population is 6,349 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: No