The Buffalo River Review was founded in 1976, and has been in continuous weekly publication since April of that year.
The newspaper was a member of the Kennedy Newspaper family of community weeklies from 1994 until 2018, and is now most recently part of Magic Valley Publishing based in Camden.
Over the years the Review has received more than forty journalism honors, including five Meeman Foundation Awards for editorials—the most recent in 2007—and another Meeman for advertising. The Review won a National Newspaper Association award in 1996 for editorials.
The Buffalo River Review is a member of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Press Association and National Newspaper Association.