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Jenkins in Letcher County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jenkins

 
 
Jenkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
1. Jenkins Marker
Inscription.  Land bought by John C.C. Mayo and sold to Consolidation Coal Co. to develop town and coal mines. Coal company laid out streets, built houses, stores, hospital, churches, and schools. Town named for Geo. C. Jenkins, a promoter and Baltimore banker. Railroad reached Jenkins ca. 1912. With Consolidation’s 14 tipples, Letcher Co. was largest coal producer in Kentucky in 1916.
 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1804.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 9.757′ N, 82° 38.549′ W. Marker is in Jenkins, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 3086 and State Highway 2550 when traveling north on State Highway 3086. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jenkins KY 41537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pound Gap (approx. half a mile away); Pound Gap Massacre
View to Northeast Along State Highway 3086 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
2. View to Northeast Along State Highway 3086
Marker at northeast corner of intersection of Highways 3086 and 2550
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Caudill’s Army (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brothers Once More (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wise County / Kentucky (approx. 0.8 miles away in Virginia); Jenkins - Dunham - Burdine World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lt. Darwin K. Kyle (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Pound Gap (approx. 0.8 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenkins.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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