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Braswell, Georgia
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Polk, Paulding
Area
 • Total 3.18 sq mi (8.23 km2)
 • Land 3.16 sq mi (8.20 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,161 ft (354 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 379
 • Estimate 
(2019)
383
 • Density 121.05/sq mi (46.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-10104
GNIS feature ID 0331229

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.

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).

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 a population of 25 in 1950. (Source=Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer)

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 100
1910 95 −5.0%
1920 58 −38.9%
1930 76 31.0%
1940 56 −26.3%
1950 25 −55.4%
1960 14 −44.0%
1970 30 114.3%
1980 282 840.0%
1990 247 −12.4%
2000 80 −67.6%
2010 379 373.8%
2019 (est.) 383 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
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