Conasauga, Polk County, Tennessee

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Conasauga, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Conasauga, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Conasauga, Tennessee
Conasauga, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°00′16″N 84°43′46″W / 35.00444°N 84.72944°W / 35.00444; -84.72944Coordinates: 35°00′16″N 84°43′46″W / 35.00444°N 84.72944°W / 35.00444; -84.72944
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Polk
Elevation 830 ft (250 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37316
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1306059[1]

Conasauga is an unincorporated community in southern Polk County, Tennessee, United States.[1] It is located approximately 1.2 miles north of the Tennessee-Georgia state line and roughly 17 miles southeast of Cleveland. The Conasauga River Lumber Company is located at Conasauga.[2]

History[edit]

Tornadoes struck the community during the 1932 Deep South tornado outbreak and again on March 21, 1974, damaging the local school, which then closed.[3] Tragedy occurred in Conasauga on March 28, 2000, when a Murray County, Georgia school bus crossed a railroad track north of Tennga, Georgia and was struck by a train, causing fatalities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Conasuaga, Polk County, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Conasauga River Lumber Co." (directory listing). Macraes Blue Book. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Polk County TN Tornadoes Since 1950" (web page). National Weather Service Forecast Office: Morristown, Tennessee. 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Conasauga, Tennessee Railroad/Highway Grade Crossing Accident: March 28, 2000" (web page). National Transportation Safety Board. 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2008-09-17.