Braselton is a town in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties. The town is named after William Harrison Braselton, a poor dirt farmer who married Susan Hosch, the daughter of a rich plantation owner. Braselton built a home on 800 acres of land he purchased north of the Hosch Plantation. The land he purchased was later called Braselton.
Today, the town of Braselton has several small shops in charming small houses. I like what this town is becoming, a unique and lovely town. At the edge of town, several warehouse/distribution centers have made Braselton their home. Petco, Haverty’s, Whole Foods, and Hitachi . 1 mile south on hwy 53 is Hoschton.
Braselton Bros, Inc. – John, Green and William Henry, the sons of William and Susan, built a beautiful brick building that was completed on September 1, 1904 and was referred to as “the most-handsomest and most completely arranged brick structure in this part of the State” by the local newspapers. At one time the store covered over 70,000 square feet of floor space. (see picture below)
Braselton Gallery features folk art and fine art including; jewelry, pottery, paintings, knitted items, alpaca and mohair yarn, wood keepsake boxes, stained glass ornaments, metal sculpture, yard art, wooden American flags and many other art pieces. 36 Frances St.
House of Clay is a place to come to turn your creativity loose. paint bisque, create something from clay, try your hand at the pottery wheel – 65 Frances St.
Countryside Antiques & Collectibles – the shop has over 30 dealers, the shop is located inside the historical elementary school circa 1933. – 115 Harrison Street
A Flea An’tique – the store has 17,000 square feet of single-level shopping and over 80 antique dealers
Sweet Delights Bakery by Vicki – farm to table gourmet foods and gifts – 84 Brassie Ln.
Chateau Elan Winery and Resort – is situated on 3500 acres. The vineyard was planted in 1981. The resort has a nine-hole layout located behind the Inn at Château Élan, a luxury hotel, winery and European-style Spa is nestled inside a 35,000 sq ft mansion overlooking a sparkling lake. – 100 Rue Charlemagne
Mayfield Dairy Farms – In 1910, when T.B. Mayfield Jr. purchased 45 Jersey cows and began delivering milk to customers in his hometown of Athens, Tennessee, little did he know that four generations later, his family milk and ice cream business would become one of the nation’s favorite dairy brands. 1160 Broadway Ave.
From the marker located next to the Gazebo
Originally located in the bell tower of the Braselton High School, the bell was commissioned by Senator Isaac Frank Duncan for all students from 1920 until 1957. The school was built by the Town of Braselton´s founders, and when it closed in 1957, the bell was returned to Senator Duncan´s family. The bell was later donated to the Town by the children of Green and May Braselton who were the Senator´s grandchildren. The restored school bell is a symbol of pride for Braselton, where generations heard its sound for school and community events. It is rededicated by the Mayor and Council in 2004 (Picture at top of gazebo and bell)