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County Formed August 17, 1905
County Seat Millen
Incorporated Cities Millen
Total Area 352.773407 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 8602 to its current population estimate of 9125, the county has experienced a growth change of 523.

The original name proposed for the new county was Dixie, but it was ultimately decided to name the county in honor of Charles Jones Jenkins, a judge and Reconstruction-era governor of the state.

Millen is the county seat of Jenkins County and is also the reason for its existence, due in part to the Millen News plant. The town had originally been split between Burke and Screven counties. The Millen News plant was located in the Lane Building on Winthrope Avenue.

The City of Millen was originally called Seventy-Nine or Old 79 because of its distance from Savannah.

Points of Interest

Magnolia Springs State Park. The park covers 1,071 acres and contains a clear spring that puts out 7 million gallons of water a day.

Millen Historic District The commercial buildings on Cotton Avenue and some side streets are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most buildings are retail shops built between 1880 and 1930. The Jenkins County Court House, built in 1910, is also on the National Register

Ogeechee River The Ogeechee River, the longest river in Georgia to keep its name throughout its course and one of Georgia's few remaining free flowing streams

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Historic Millen Depot, Millen

Magnolia Spring State Park

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