Just Where is "Buford's Gap" ?

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Sat Feb 27 10:02:05 EST 2016

> Wasn't Montvale called Buford (maybe after Buford's Tavern or Buford's
> Mill)
> in the early 1800's?

Yes, Buford was the original name of the village now known as Montvale.
Here is a section of the 1891 Bedford topo map that shows Buford, Blue
Ridge Springs, the gap, and two branch lines to mines in the area.

Bruce in Blacksburg

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