The Georgia Trust

2012 PRESERVATION AWARDS: STEWARDSHIP

JENKINS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Millen, Jenkins County

Like other small towns and rural counties across America, Jenkins County has been hard hit in recent decades by a decline in industry, leading to a struggling economy and decreasing population. Despite this trend, the county and community have shown their commitment to preserving their built environment. In 1996 Downtown Millen Historic District was placed on the National Register. In 2008 the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners began efforts to restore the Jenkins County Courthouse, performing much-needed repairs to the grand 1910 public building and uncovering historic architectural details that had been obscured in a 1973 renovation. The preservation efforts of Jenkins County are encouraging as other towns seek to preserve the historic character of their communities.

 

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