Tennga, Georgia

Populated place


Post office

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in July 2010




One of the smallest Murray County militia districts in land area, Tennga, is located at the northern edge of the county. The town of Tennga is on U.S. 411 and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (CSX)at the Tennessee-Georgia line. A settled community has existed in the area since Cherokee times and the Indians called the place "Whip" for the whip-poor-will. Upon the building of the railroad, officials coined "Tennga" from the abbreviations of the two state names. Some people pronounce the name "Tenngee," a pronounciation passed down from the Indians though the name is of twentieth-century origin.

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2010: New photos from Eddie Douthitt