Braswell, Georgia

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Braswell, Georgia
Braswell city hall
Braswell city hall
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
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesPolk, Paulding
Area
 • Total3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,161 ft (354 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total379
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
389
 • Density26/sq mi (10.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)770/678/470
FIPS code13-10104[2]
GNIS feature ID0331229[3]

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.[4]

Geography

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).[5]

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) is land and 0.33% is water.

History

Braswell had its start in 1882 when the Southern Railway was extended to that point.[6]

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.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900100
191095−5.0%
192058−38.9%
19307631.0%
194056−26.3%
195025−55.4%
196014−44.0%
197030114.3%
1980282840.0%
1990247−12.4%
200080−67.6%
2010379373.8%
Est. 2016389[1]2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_GCTP2.ST13&prodType=table
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 24. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "The Silver Comet Trail". Archived from the original on 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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