The Braselton’s first settled in the area now named after the family when William Harrison Braselton of Hall County, GA, married to Susan Hosch, purchased approximately 800 acres of land from Mr. G. W. Smith, Sr. The land was the perfect fit for Braselton – it was inexpensive and near his wife’s family home. By 1876, the town was quickly growing to become a center for farming and commerce in Jackson and many other surrounding counties. In 1887 John Oliver Braselton, the youngest son of William and Susan decided at the age of 8 to start his own country store. After a horse and buggy accident destroyed his 6x6 foot building, he moved into a larger space and his older brothers Green and William Henry joined the business. Their success grew and the need for more room continued to be a problem. In 1904 the young men began work on their 4th store. A beautiful brick building 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. By this time the brothers became known as the “three B’s” and grew a respectable business based on perseverance and cooperation.
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Berkeley Lake is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is an affluent northern suburb of Atlanta. From its 1956 origins as a summer retreat, Berkeley Lake has grown into a thriving community centered on its 88-acre namesake lake. In 2017, Berkeley Lake was recognized among the Top 10 Best Suburbs to Live in Georgia, according to Niche.com, based on data from a number of sources including the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and others. Our city got an overall A+ rating and top mark in the "good for families" category. The population of Berkeley Lake is roughly 6,849 and growing.
The City of Berkeley Lake sponsors several community events throughout each year:
Auburn is a small city in Gwinnett County. Auburn was named one of the 50 safest cities in Georgia by SafeWise in 2017. Auburn is an ideal place to start a family and a business. The community is live and throughout the year you will find that there is plenty to do. The city prides itself on supporting the growth of small businesses. In order to continue to support the families and businesses that call Auburn home the city offers the following:
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Auburn has events that are occur year round like the Auburn Community Yard Sale, the Farmers Market, Movies at Whistlestop Park just to name a few. If you get the chance visit Auburn.