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2010 Census - 1,856
2000 Census - 1,804
Buffalo, Texas
Buffalo Texas History:
Prior to the 1872 arrival of the International-Great Northern Railroad, the community shipped cotton by river, and drove livestock to Market. When the railroad arrived four miles from town, the town shifted to the railroad stop. The town was named for the wild buffalo that roamed the area. The Buffalo post office was established in 1876. During the 1890s, the town had a school, a community center, a general store, saloons, cotton gins, a milliner, druggists, the county commissioner, and churches. Buffalo incorporated in 1913. It lost its charter in 1917, but later reincorporated. Railroad passenger service was discontinued in 1970. There are several small fishing lakes located near town; check the town map. Buffalo is located at the intersections of SH 75, U.S. 79 (W. Commerce Street) and IH-45, 41 miles northeast of Franklin, 33 miles southeast of Mexia, 29 miles slightly southeast of Groesbeck, 20 miles southeast of Fairfield and Fairfield State Park, 19.5 miles southeast of Teague, 33.7 miles southwest of Palestine, 49 miles northwest of Crockett and Houston County Lake, 38 miles northwest of Madisonville, 23.3 northwest of Leona, 16 miles northwest of Centerville, and 8 miles northeast of Jewett, Texas.
Buffalo Public Library: 
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Thu, 8am-5pm; Fri, 8am-12 noon; closed Saturday and Sunday. (903) 322-4146. The library is located at 1005 Hill Street at the IH-45 North Frontage Road.
Buffalo Senior Center:
The center offers meals and activities for seniors. (903) 322-4704. The Senior Center is located 941 North Hill Street behind the Civic Center.
Event Venue - Buffalo Civic Center:
Amenities include a kitchen, tables and chairs, and a capacity of 200 people. This facility may be reserved for private or public events. The center hosts the Buffalo Gun Show the first weekend of March and the first weekend in October. (903) 322-5810. The center is located at 941 North Hill Street.
Event Venue - Leon County Expo Center:
(903) 388-1881. Email  
Annual Buffalo Stampede, 3rd Weekend in Sept:
The stampede parade ends in Harriman Park. Park activities include live entertainment, kid’s games, arts & crafts, food vendors, an auction, dominoes and horseshoe pitching tournaments, a barbeque cook-off, an auction, a pet show, rodeos, pageants, the Stampede Car Show, a raffle and much more. (903) 322-5810.
The Horse's Mouth Coffee Shop and Bookstore:
The shop serves coffees, fruit freezes and smoothies made from fresh fruit. (903) 322-2180. The shop is located at 1028 E. Commerce Road (U.S. 79), 1.4 miles east of IH-36. Reviews  More Reviews
Stagecoach Deli:
Open Mon-Fri, 10:30am-3pm; Sat, 11am-3pm. (903) 322-1700. 420 East commerce Street (SH 79 South). Reviews