Flowery Branch, Georgia

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Flowery Branch is a town in Hall County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,806 at the 2000 census; the United States Census Bureau estimated that the town's population was 3,994 in 2008.[1] It is part of the Gainesville, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area.

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Geography

Flowery Branch is located at 34°11′9″N 83°55′28″W / 34.18583°N 83.92444°W / 34.18583; -83.92444 (34.185801, -83.924479)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and 0.40% is water.

Flowery Branch borders Chestnut Mountain, Gainesville, and Braselton.

Flowery Branch also benefits by being located on the shores of Lake Lanier

Town Facts and Famous Residents

Flowery Branch was originally named Anaguluskee, a Cherokee Indian word meaning "flowers on the branch." [5] Other sources claim the original name was Nattagasska ("Blossom Creek") which most long-term residents recall as a cute alternative nickname for the town. [6] The training camp of the Atlanta Falcons has been located in Flowery Branch since the beginning of the 2001 season.[7] It also contains the Historic Caboose exhibit as well as the Historic Train Depot museum. It is also home to the Boy Scouts troop 228.

Flowery Branch is listed as the home town of Johnny O'Connell, a team driver of the Pratt & Miller Corvette team in international sports car racing.

Phil Niekro is also a famous resident of Flowery Branch, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame who pitched 20 seasons for the Atlanta Braves.

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