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Millen-GHM 082-3-Jenkins Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 48.130 W 081° 56.455
17S E 411906 N 3629747
Quick Description: Railroad Depot in Millen
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2010 2:11:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM80AQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
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 Wayne borough 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.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 082-3

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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