Jenkins

Jenkins is on the shores of Ellison Creek Reservoir on U.S. Highway 259, four miles south of Daingerfield in southern Morris County. It was originally settled as a lumbering site around 1875 and had a post office from 1892 to 1907. In the early 1930s Jenkins had one rated business and a population of ten, and in the mid-1940s it had three businesses and a population of eighty. No later population estimates were available. In 1984 the town had a church and two businesses.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Jenkins is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Lilley)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.97623940
    Longitude
    -94.71853960

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Jenkins by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
350 2009 Local Officials