Boykin, Georgia

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Boykin limit on US27 / GA1

Boykin is a small unincorporated community in Miller County, Georgia, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 27.

History[edit]

The community most likely was named after Guilford A. Boyken, Sr., an early settler.[2] A post office called Boykin was established in 1897, and remained in operation until 1932.[3]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the "Town of Boykin" in 1903.[4] The town's charter was dissolved in 1995.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boykin, Georgia
  2. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 23. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1903. p. 458.

Coordinates: 31°06′17″N 84°41′12″W / 31.10472°N 84.68667°W / 31.10472; -84.68667