Buena Vista (Independent City), Virginia

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Buena Vista, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1892
Website www.buenavistavirginia.org/

County Information


The City of Buena Vista is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was originally named Mahonville after James and Martha Mahon who left many descendants, some of whom still live in the area. In 1879 the citizens voted to rename the town Buena Vista (Spanish for "beautiful view")[1].


Buena Vista City Courthouse

For additional records, see Rockbridge County, Virginia.


For a brief history, see About Buena Vista on Buena Vista's website.

Parent County

1892--Buena Vista was created in 1892 from Rockbridge County. [2]




Green Hill Cemetery was acquired by the city in 1953 and has become known as a place of beauty.[3]



  1. http://www.fourteenernet.com/history/history-of-buena-vista
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. http://www.bvcity.org/cemetery.htm