Buena Vista (pronounced "BYOO-nah VIHS-tah") is a city in Marion County, Georgia, United States. It is part of theColumbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,664 at the 2000 census. Formerly known as Pea Ridge, the city changed its name to Buena Vista in honor of Zachary Taylor's victory in the Mexican American War. The city is the county seat of Marion County It is the birthplace of baseball legend, Josh Gibsonand Medal of Honor recipient Luther H. Story. The visionary art site Pasaquan is located four miles (6 km) from Buena Vista, in rural Marion County.
|Buena Vista, Georgia|
Buena Vista in 2012.
Location in Marion County and the state of Georgia
Buena Vista was founded in 1830. In 1850, the seat of Marion County was transferred to Buena Vista from Tazewell. Buena Vista was incorporated as a town in 1850 and as a city in 1920.
Buena Vista is located at (32.318301, -84.516035).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.91%) is water.
The Marion County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of one primary school (grades: pre-k through 5th) and a middle/high school (grades: 6th-12th). The district has 108 full-time teachers and over 1,686 students.
The Marion County School District is in the process of opening a new middle/high school. The 146,000-square-foot (13,600 m2) structure will sit on 200 acres of land in the middle of the county and is scheduled to open for the 2012-13 school year.