Jenkins is a home govern class city in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. The populace was 2,203 as of the 2010 census.In fall of 1911, the Consolidation Coal Company bought the present area of Jenkins as a component of a 100,000-section of land tract of land in Pike, Letcher and Floyd areas from the Northern Coal and Coke Company. After the obtaining was finished, plans were made to broaden the Lexington and Eastern Railroad from Jackson to a town named McRoberts. The designs likewise incorporated the foundation of the town of Jenkins for George C. Jenkins, one of the Consolidation Coal Company's directors.Due to the need of many homes and different structures, nine sawmills and two brickyards were raised. A dynamo was worked to briefly create control for the houses.