Jenkins County

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Jenkins

Jenkins County is named for Charles Jones Jenkins, who was the forty-seventh governor of Georgia.

 

Courthouses: 

– Burke County

E – Screven County

S – Bulloch County

W – Emmanuel County

 

Created:  August 17, 1905                     Map of Georgia highlighting Jenkins County

County Seat: 

Millen  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Millen 

 

Location:  611 East Winthrope Avenue / North Daniel Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  L F Goodrich

Contractor:  A J Franklin

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Millen. The building has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a small white colored balcony above the arched entrance. A wide horizontal band runs below the eaves. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clock rising to a small cupola with the stature of Justice at the top. In the interior, the County Superior Court The courtroom is located on the second story.The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 1st Judicial District.

 

See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Appling CountyBacon County, Brantley CountyBulloch CountyBryan CountyCamden CountyCharlton CountyChatham CountyCoffee CountyEffingham CountyEvans CountyGlynn CountyJeff Davis County, Liberty County, Long CountyMcIntosh CountyPierce CountyScreven CountyTattnall CountyWare County and Wayne County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1905 and Millen was selected as the county seat. court met in rented premises for five years. The first and only courthouse erected in the county was constructed in 1910 to 1911.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Millen

 

 

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County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 ans 2018