The name may be a transfer from Ducktown, Tennessee. A post office called Ducktown was established in 1899, and remained in operation until 1903. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1912 as the "Town of Ducktown". The town's municipal charter was dissolved in 1995.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ducktown, Georgia
- Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 65. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
- Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1912. p. 857.
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