|Coordinates: 41°N 99.8°W|
A post office was established at Buffalo in 1896, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1957. Buffalo was named for the American bison (buffalo) which once roamed the area.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buffalo, Nebraska
- "Dawson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 51. ISBN 0803250606. A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.