Subligna, Georgia

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Sawmill in Subligna, circa 1900

Subligna is an unincorporated community in Chattooga County, Georgia, United States.[1]


A post office was established at Subligna in 1848, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.[2] The name honors a settler named Dr. William Dunlap Underwood, Subligna being a Latin construct meaning "under wood".[3]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Subligna as a town in 1870.[4] The town's municipal charter was repealed in 1995.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Subligna, Georgia
  2. ^ "Chattooga County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Subligna". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 37. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  4. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1870. p. 175.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 214. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

Coordinates: 34°33′36″N 85°11′15″W / 34.56000°N 85.18750°W / 34.56000; -85.18750