Millen-Jenkins County Scenic Byway
This 35-mile Scenic Byway begins in the Downtown Millen Historic District. Its railroad depots date from the early 1900s. The Millen-Jenkins County Museum features local histories, Native American Indian artifacts, tools, and cotton mill equipment. Proceeding to SR 23 and Perkins Green Fork Road, scenic character is exhibited by woodlands, pasturelands, and historic farmhouses in small and scattered communities. Varied and distinctive viewsheds are found on Herndon Road, along with several historic churches. SR 17, heading back to Cotton Avenue, is characterized simply by wide-open farmland stretching for miles.
Magnolia Springs State Park is located three miles from the intersection of SR 17 and US 25. It features crystal clear springs, hiking/biking trails, and the Historic Fort Lawton-- an 1864 prisoner-of-war camp. The Fort Lawton Historic Trail and the Bo Ginn Aquarium are also found in the park.
From the north (Augusta or I-20), take I-520 to US 25
- Head south on US 25 to Big Buckhead Church Road (near the town of Perkins).
- Turn either way on Big Buckhead Church Road. The byway is a loop, and this is its northernmost point.
- OR, travel to the intersection of SR 17 and SR 25 in Millen, and take a left at the traffic light and a right onto Cotton Avenue.
From the south, take I-16 to SR 121 near Metter
- Take SR 121 north to Millen (SR 121 turns into US 25).
- In Millen, either turn left (east) onto SR 17, or turn right (west) on SR 17 and then north on SR 23.
Roads Included in the Byway
- SR 17
- SR 23
- Perkins Greenfork Road
- Big Buckhead Church Road
- Old Louisville Road
- North Herndon Road