Tiger is a town in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 316 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated in 1904.
There are two popular legends as to how Tiger got its name. The first is that it was named after a Cherokee chief named Tiger Tail. The second (and more likely) story is that the name came from the cry of roaming panthers.
Location in Rabun County and the state of Georgia
Tiger is located at (34.846374, -83.434181).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land. Tiger's elevation is 1,963 feet, with several wooded hilltops reaching elevations between 2,100 and 2,200 feet. The town sits at the base of 2,856-foot Tiger Mountain, a prominent Blue Ridge Mountain peak.
The Rabun County Board of Education administrative offices are headquartered in the former South Rabun Elementary School building near the center of Tiger. Just southeast of the city are Rabun County High School (grades 9-12), Rabun County Middle School (7-8), Rabun County Elementary School (3-6), and Rabun County Primary School (pre-kindergarten-2).