Transportation options are diverse and plentiful

Jenkins County’s major advantage may be its stellar transportation options. Conveniently located between Augusta, GA and Savannah, GA, Jenkins County expects to benefit from the growth of both regional centers.


Jenkins County contains more than 722.01 miles of roadways leading to three federal interstates (I-20 at Augusta, I-16 near Statesboro and I-95 at Savannah) via U.S. Highway 25 and Georgia Highway 21. U.S. 25 and GA 21 are divided 4-lane limited access corridors of which parts are designated the Savannah River Parkway, allowing efficient transport of goods by motor carrier. Like the Savannah River Parkway, the Fall-Line Freeway (Georgia Highway 540) provides four-lane divided highway access from Augusta to Macon to Columbus. Millen is within an hour’s drive of the Fall-Line Freeway.


Jenkins County has more than 31 miles of railroad tracks leading to the north and along an east-west line. Millen serves as the switching station for the Norfolk Southern Railway, a Class I railroad, from Atlanta to Savannah, to Augusta, etc. Hundreds of trains are routed through Millen and switched to many different destinations. A little more than 25 miles of the Central of Georgia rail line also runs through Jenkins County.


The Millen-Jenkins County Airport, just 5 miles from Millen, is owned and operated by the county. The airport accommodates general aviation-related activities, including recreational flying and agricultural spraying, and has an annual economic impact of more than $800,000 to the county. The airport has one runway, 5,000 feet long and 60 feet wide, and equipped with medium-intensity runway lighting (MIRL), precision path approach path indicators (PAPI), rotating beacon, wind cone, and segment circle. Both Avgas/100LL and Jet A fuels are available. Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, 50 miles away, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, approximately 70 miles away, offer daily direct flights to major cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest.


Jenkins County is only 70 miles away from the international Port of Savannah, serviced by more than 100 daily motor carriers and the capacity to handle thousands of containers.