Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Mill Creek Culture dating back to 500.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Buena Vista County places including Paul O. Moratz, E.E. Bihl, G.K. McCollough, W.A. Barns, Milwaukee & Pacific Railroad Chicago, J.F. Cheney, J.M. Russell and Tim Richardson. Prominent architectural styles found in Buena Vista Country are Prairie School, Queen Anne and Second Empire.