Pennington

Pennington (HMALI)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.85', W 83° 34.017'

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On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of

Pennington

The Pennington Community was named for the Pennington family who first acquired land from ceded Native American territories. In 1784 as recognition for his service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, Thomas Pennington was given a land grant of 287 ½ acres in the then Washington County.

By the year 1882, Pennington had both a post office and a country store. Pennington Methodist Church was dedicated in 1890 and in 1905 a two-room schoolhouse was educating the area children to seven grade levels. The Pennington home place, built in 1847, is still used by the family and community, and although the school was destroyed, the church, store and several other residential and agricultural structures dating to the mid-19th century still mark the heart of this historic community. The Newton family, also prominent in the area, donated land for the church and cemetery.

Early agriculture was based on cotton, dairy, timber, peaches and seed crops. Currently the dominant agricultural interests are timber, beef and dairy farms. Pennington Seed Company, founded in 1945 by Brooks Pennington, Sr., has grown to serve the local, national and international markets.

Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Pennington is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
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HM NumberHMALI
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByMorgan County Bicentennial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 261483 N 3707542
Decimal Degrees33.48083333, -83.56695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.85', W 83° 34.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 51.00" N, 83° 34' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 534-566 Williams Rd, Madison GA 30650, US
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