Place:Tennga, Murray, Georgia, United States

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NameTennga
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates34.983°N 84.733°W
Located inMurray, Georgia, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
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Tennga is a small unincorporated community in Murray County, Georgia, United States, along U.S. Route 411 near the Tennessee border. The community's name is unique, being a portmanteau of the "Tenn." and "Ga." abbreviations used prior to USPS-standard state codes.

Tennga is located at , at an elevation of above sea level. The area is served by Rostex Airport, which has a single paved runway.

On March 28, 2000, Tennga was the site of an infamous crash between a Murray County School District school bus and a 33-car southbound CSX freight train, which resulted in the deaths of three children at a railroad crossing. The railroad roughly parallels U.S. 411, and is likewise a well-used shortcut around Chattanooga for traffic between Atlanta and Knoxville.

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