The city was established in 1872 along the International-Great Northern Railroad and named for the herds of buffalo that roamed the area. A post office was established in 1876 and in 1912, the town was incorporated.
Today, Buffalo, TX (Leon County Texas) has become, in every sense of the word, the "Crossroad of Texas". The I-45 / HW 79 corridor has become one of the most highly trafficked roadways in the state and offers excellent commercial/retail development opportunities as well as easy access to some of the most beautiful recreational,lifestyle properties in the entire Sate of Texas.
Buffalo, TX is convenient to 75 percent of Texas’ population and industry hosting a variety of events throughout the year at the Leon County Expo Center.
Buffalo Independent School District operates an elementary, junior high and high school within city limits. Surrounding higher education includes the University of Texas at Tyler, Navarro College and Trinity Valley Community College.
Agriculture is a major industry in Leon County, Texas with livestock, hay, vegetables and small grains among the chief agricultural products.
CLIMATEThe weather is typical of a humid subtropical climate featuring hot summers and mild to cool winters. Sunshine on 225 days each year is also commonplace, while measurable precipitation on 68 days annually measures 43 inches on average.
Shelley Pate Memorial Park contains a pavilion, athletic fields/courts, playground and picnic facilities, while Harriman Park, site of the annual Buffalo Stampede, is the perfect place to relax with a gently rolling terrain and shade trees. Horseshoe RV Park offers full hookups, electric, water, sewer and laundry facility.
Leon County attracts hunters from all over Texas for deer as well as exotic game hunting. Ft. Boggy State Park features a 15-acre fishing lake complete with pier and embankment. The “Tackler Loaner Program” offers rental fishing equipment for beginners. Swimming, hiking and biking are also popular at the park. Lake Limestone provides high-quality fishing for a variety of species with a surface area of 12,553 acres.
Entertainment is widespread throughout the county such as the Buffalo Stampede, Leon County Expo Concert Series, Centerville Independence Day Parade, and Centerville Christmas Parade.