Buena, New Jersey

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Buena (pronounced by locals as "BYOO-na"[7]) is a borough in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,873.

Landisville and Minotola are unincorporated areas located within Buena Borough.

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History

Charles K. Landis was a land developer who was the driving force behind the creation of Hammonton and Vineland. Landis also had a hand in establishing other small towns, including Landisville, in Buena Borough. He planned to make it county seat of a new county called Landis County, which would incorporate land from the surrounding counties. However, the locals were against this, and began calling him "King Landis".[8]

Buena was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 1, 1948, from portions of Buena Vista Township. The borough was reincorporated on May 18, 1949.[9]

In 1979, Local resident Madeline Barrale authored a 115 page book illustrating the Borough's history.

Buena Borough celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1999 with the 1st Annual "Buena Day" at Bruno Melini Park.

Geography

Buena is located at 39°31′25″N 74°56′45″W / 39.523475°N 74.945736°W / 39.523475; -74.945736 (39.523475, -74.945736).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2), all of it land.

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