A post office called Jenkins was established in 1883, and remained in operation until 1965. Besides the post office, Jenkins had a schoolhouse. The community name came from Jenkins Creek which flows past southeast of the community.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jenkins, Missouri
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jenkins School (historical)
- "Barry County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
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