Towns Named Buffalo

There are many towns named Buffalo in the United States. Geodatos lists the lesser number of Buffaloes at 11, and Geotargit says there are 31 towns named Buffalo in the world and 24 of them are in the US. The Geodatos estimate seems more realistic even though I have added 2 Buffaloes to it for sentimental reasons. I have added the 41,496 people who live in Buffalo Grove, a suburb of Chicago, because Ruth and I used to stay in Arlington Heights a lot, which is next to Buffalo Grove. Ruth and I regularly dined in a fine Greek restaurant called Higgley’s near our accommodation. This restaurant was cheap, good, and it went out of business I have also added the more than 1,000 people who live in Buffalo City southwest of Eau Claire, WI across the Mississippi River from Illinois.

Buffalo used to be plentiful in America and Canada like passenger pigeons. It is estimated that there were once 60 million bison roaming the plains in these 2 countries, but they were slaughtered by mostly men with guns and opportunity. Today, the buffalo population has recovered somewhat to the extent that if you want to eat buffalo meat you can find it.

The Geodatos list of Buffaloes begins with the town in Wyoming and concludes with the city in New York that is the largest Buffalo of all with 261,301 residents according to Rand McNally. The Buffalo in Wyoming that is 114 miles north of Casper has a population of 4,585, which is fairly large, and it has a stellar attraction in the form of a classic period Western hotel called The Occidental to explore.

The other viable Buffaloes range from the town of 330 people in South Dakota to the large town of Buffalo, MN with more than 15,000 residents. Both the Buffalo in Texas and the one in Minnesota are stand alone towns. Towns with the name Buffalo tend to be stand alone communities. The rest of the independent Buffaloes are home to more than 10,000 people.

The unincorporated towns with this name are in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Dakota, North Carolina and Nebraska. These towns tend to be much smaller than the typical towns with the name Buffalo.

International Buffaloes can be found in South Africa, Malaysia, Honduras, and Costa Rica for unexplained reasons. There is a town named Buffalo in Australia near Melbourne, and there are reportedly 2 towns with this name in Canada. One is a ghost town in Alberta and the other is the town of Buffalo Narrows in northern Saskatchewan between Peter Pond Lake and Churchill Lake. It has survived as a native settlement for many years with fishing and fur trapping, but early on it was a mink ranching capital with a subarctic climate that means cold but dry winters. When provinces were being formed there might have been one called Buffalo. One whole province containing Alberta and Saskatchewan was proposed. Its capital would have been the current capital of Saskatchewan, Regina.


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