Braswell, Georgia

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Braswell, Georgia
City
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°59′2″N 84°57′34″W / 33.98389°N 84.95944°W / 33.98389; -84.95944Coordinates: 33°59′2″N 84°57′34″W / 33.98389°N 84.95944°W / 33.98389; -84.95944
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Polk, Paulding
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 379
 • Density 25.8/sq mi (10.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-10104[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331229[2]

Braswell is a city in Polk and Paulding Counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 379.[3]

Geography[edit]

Braswell is located at 33°59′2″N 84°57′34″W / 33.98389°N 84.95944°W / 33.98389; -84.95944 (33.983787, -84.959479).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.33% is water.

History[edit]

Braswell had a population of 25 in 1950. (Source=Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer)

Braswell was the location of the only tunnel on Southern Railway's (now Norfolk Southern Railway) Chattanooga to Atlanta main line. The original tunnel was bypassed in 1979 by cutting through Braswell mountain slightly to the east. Another nearby tunnel, the Brushy Mountain tunnel at Divide, is currently used by bicyclists and joggers as a part of the Georgia/Alabama Silver Comet Trail.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_GCTP2.ST13&prodType=table
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "The Silver Comet Trail". Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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