Jenkins County

Jenkins County was organized in 1905, its land taken from Screven, Bulloch, Burke and Emanuel counties. It is named for Governor Charles J. Jenkins, while Millen, the county seat, is named for a distinguished attorney, John Millen of Savannah. Jones House, a stage coach stop in Jenkins County, was more than 100 years old when Union General William T. Sherman's troops looted and set it afire. The same troops, however, scurried to put the fire out when Mrs. Jones refused to leave her sickbed.

Contact Information

Address 833 East Winthrope Ave., Millen GA 30442
Telephone 478.982.2563
Fax 478.982.4750

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Jenkins County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 8547 (State Rank: 138)
Incorporated Millage Rage 10.695
Unincorporated Millage Rate 10.695
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.901
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 23.596
Total Unincorporated 23.596


County Officials