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Jenkins County

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Incorporated Date: 
August 17, 1905
Population: 
8,547
Total Area: 
349.8 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 797
Millen, GA 30442
Phone Number: 
(478) 982-2563
Fax Number: 
(478) 982-4750

Jenkins County, its land taken from Screven, Bulloch, Burke and Emanuel counties, branched off in 1905. Its name acknowledges the contributions of Governor Charles J. Jenkins, while Millen, the county seat, distinguishes noted attorney, John Millen of Savannah.

Jones House, a stage coach stop in Jenkins County, was more than 100 years old when Union General William Tecumsah Sherman and his troops looted the house and set it afire. The same troops, however, scurried to put the fire out when Mrs. Jones refused to leave her sickbed.