Jenkins, TX


By: Cecil Harper, Jr.

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995


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.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Cecil Harper, Jr., “Jenkins, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jenkins-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
February 1, 1995

Place
Jenkins
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378496
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Morris County
Associated Names

Lilley

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.97623940°
  • Longitude: -94.71853960°
Population Counts
People Year
350 2009