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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Braswell, GA

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.


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 tunnel was bypassed in 1979 by cutting through Braswell mountain slightly to the east. The tunnel is still there, but is overgrown with vegetation and is a safety hazard due to snake infestation. 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.


Despite its small size, Braswell has its own police department which includes a chief, a lieutenant and three officers, giving the city a ratio of one officer for every 16 residents.

The city also has a small City Hall, the Fennell Building named after its Mayor.

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