Early County

Jakin

Jakin, an attractive hamlet located 22 miles south of the county seat of Blakely, was incorporated in 1895 by the General Assembly of Georgia.

Jakin's growth has fluctuated over the years, growing to about 2000 in the early 1900s when the Flowers Lumber Company was a primary employer and again in the early 1960s because of the emerging lumber industry in the area.
At this time, many businesses were located on the main street, then called Pearl Street. Two of the original stores, built in the late 1800s, still stand in the quaint community. In 1910, the Bank of Jakin was opened, and remained open until approximately 1923. In addition, in later years, the town's people contributed a library, gazebo and city park.

Today, Jakin is a community's labor of love, always working to preserve its past while looking to its future. One example of this town’s determination is the new City Hall. The building, once the local bank building and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was repaired and refurbished to house Jakin’s City Hall.

Early County 2055 considers Jakin another diamond in the area. Its rural character is of great value to the county, and plans will protect its history while making it a place to bring business opportunities.

Jakin's growth has fluctuated over the years, growing to about 2000 in the early 1900s when the Flowers Lumber Company was a primary employer and again in the early 1960s because of the emerging lumber industry in the area.
At this time, many businesses were located on the main street, then called Pearl Street. Two of the original stores, built in the late 1800s, still stand in the quaint community. In 1910, the Bank of Jakin was opened, and remained open until approximately 1923. In addition, in later years, the town's people contributed a library, gazebo and city park.

Today, Jakin is a community's labor of love, always working to preserve its past while looking to its future. One example of this town’s determination is the new City Hall. The building, once the local bank building and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was repaired and refurbished to house Jakin’s City Hall.

Early County 2055 considers Jakin another diamond in the area. Its rural character is of great value to the county, and plans will protect its history while making it a place to bring business opportunities.

updated: 5 years ago