Millen

Millen (HM8I5)

Location: Millen, GA 30442 Jenkins County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 48.127', W 81° 56.453'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 149 views
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.
Details
HM NumberHM8I5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Tags
Marker Number082-3
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 411909 N 3629741
Decimal Degrees32.80211667, -81.94088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.127', W 81° 56.453'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 7.62" N, 81° 56' 27.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 469 Cotton Ave, Millen GA 30442, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?