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Millen in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Millen

 
 
Millen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Millen Marker
Inscription. The city of Millen began about 1835 at a site 200 yds. N.of this marker as the road side inn of Robert Hendricks Gray. In Nov., 1851 the Wayneborough and Augusta Rail Road was extended to meet the line laid though here in 1839 by the Central Rail Road and Banking Co., making this spot an important junction on one of the earliest railroad systems in the U.S.

Millen was apparently named for McPherson B. Millen, railroad superintendent, Savannah. Dec. 3, 1864, the old inn, the railroad buildings and the Confederate army warehouse here burned by the armies of Gen. Sherman [USA]. After the war the town was rebuilt & in 1881 was incorporated.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 082-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 48.127′ N, 81° 56.453′ W. Marker is in Millen, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Cotton Ave and N .Gray St, on the right when traveling east on W. Cotton Ave. Touch for map. At Railroad Depot in Millen. Marker is in this post office area: Millen GA 30442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
Millen Marker at the Railroad depot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Millen Marker at the Railroad depot
crow flies. Millen Junction ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wayside Home ( about 600 feet away); Millen Fountain ( about 700 feet away); Jenkins Court House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Millen Flagpole ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Jenkins County Confederate Memorial ( approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Wayside Home ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman at Millen ( approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millen.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia. Millen lies on the Ogeechee River in Jenkins County, approximately fifty miles south of Augusta. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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W.Cotton Street, the Millen marker, railroad tracks, and the Millen Depot image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
3. W.Cotton Street, the Millen marker, railroad tracks, and the Millen Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on January 31, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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