Thunderbolt in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The History of Victor B. Jenkins Jr. Memorial Boys Club
The Exchange Club of Savannah adopted the J.A.C. as its principal project in 1934 and founded the Coastal Empire Fair Association in 1950 to help support the growing needs of the club.
Judge Jenkins was born in 1905 in Guyton, Ga. and died August 4, 1962 in Savannah, Ga. He touched the lives of thousands of young men throughout his life.
The J.A.C. was renamed the Victor B. Jenkins Jr. Memorial Boys Club by the Board of Trustees in 1963.
Herschel V. Jenkins, and later, his daughter Victoria Jenkins, gave substantial endowments to the club.
In 1985, this premier youth recreational facility in Savannah was built on Waters Avenue. The Boys Club has an Olympic size pool, a weight lifting room, a large gymnasium for league basketball and volleyball, a handball court, baseball field and a game room. Annual registration exceeds
Location. 32° 2.58′ N, 81° 2.637′ W. Marker is in Thunderbolt, Georgia, in Chatham County. Touch for map. Located in Bonaventure Cemetery near Walz Way. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah GA 31404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fred Wessels, Senior (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonials at Bonaventure (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roger Lacy (Lacey) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Savannah State College (approx. 1½ miles away); Walter Bernard Hill Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 2.4 miles away); American Grand Prize Races (approx. 2½ miles away); Construction of Fort Jackson (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thunderbolt.
Also see . . . The Exchange Club of Savannah. Victor B. Jenkins Memorial Boys Club (Submitted on May 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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