Pennington Research Association

Here are a few locations and web sites from around the world that are connected in some way with the Pennington surname.

This is a work in progress.  As web sites and locations are discovered, I will add them to this page.  There may only be a small amount of information but I hope that as more visitors read the page, they will help by sending us more information.

If you have a new website and/or a new location to add, or if you have additional information on any of the places listed, please contact Gene Pennington, Research Director.


Websites from Around the World


Henham, Essex, England

Henham is a village of about 1,500 people settled long before the Domesday Book of 1085. It is situated about five miles north east of Bishops Stortford in the English county of Essex.  The area has many Pennington families in their history and who live there today.  A local attraction is Pennington HallClick here to view pictures of Pennington Hall.

Pictures are courtesy of Krs. Nina & Ray Gaubert, webmasters at  Henham History (http://www.henhamhistory.org) which is the local village history site for Henham, Essex, England.

They hope the pictures might be of interest to the Pennington family. 

Historic Leigh County, UK

This is an interesting website you might want to visit.  If you click on the left on the link "arms of the town" it mentions the early founding Penningtons and also if you look under "homesteads" (bottom left in the index) there is an interesting bit on Pennington Hall, with a photo, and it mentions the Penningtons who held it from about 1120 till about 1310 when it passed to the Bradshaws who were maternally related to the Penningtons.

Submitted by Nick Penington, Group 33 Leader.

Catalogue of Papers of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

Search the page with the edit toolbar in your web browser and you will find many interesting letters from assorted well-to-do Penningtons to the Duke.

Submitted by Nick Penington, Group 33 Leader.

The History of Bucks County Pennsylvania

The site includes a map of 1876 Bucks County as well as text you can search.  For example, you can find information about one John Pennington and Northampton in 1722 in Chapter XXI and information about Middletown in 1692 in Chapter XI.  The map for 1876 Bucks Co. PA. with township information (there is an enlarged map you can bring up as well) which shows property owned by John Pennington.  Look to the right of title of map, near a big square for Arthur Cook, and you can see where John's corner touches the upper right hand corner of Arthur Cook's land.

Submitted by June Sandberg, Group 5, Rev. Charles Pennington.


Pennington Locations

(Cities, Counties, Lakes, Rivers, etc.)


Pennington, California

A small city located north of Sacramento on Highway 99 in Sutter County, California.  It can be reached through Live Oak, California and turning West.  As of November, 2000, there were no remaining buildings or residents but a City Limit sign could be found.  City was listed on road maps until 1995.

Interestingly enough, there is an entry in the JFMF for one John Timothy Pennington
b., 6 Jun 1819, d., 14 Nov 1891, Pennington, CA, burial, Sutter Co., CA, Yuba City.  Could John and his father be the founders of Pennington, CA?

Pennington County, South Dakota

Home of the world famous Mount Rushmore.  For details, click on the Pennington County name above and then select the "History" link.

Pennington Gap, Virginia

Located in Lee County, Virginia with a population of approximately 1922 and about 1,200 feet elevation.  It is about 370 statute miles ("as the crow files") to Washington DC.

Pennington County, Minnesota

Click on the Pennington County Minnesota name above for information.

Pennington Bend, Nashville, Tennessee

Pennington, New Jersey

For details, click on the Pennington, New Jersey name for information.

Pennington, Texas - Note:  Click on the link to the left and it will take you to a great website titled "The Handbook of Texas Online" with details of Pennington, Texas.

A village that has grown up on the east of the area known as Tyler Prairie in the northern part of Trinity County.  Pennington, Texas was founded in 1866. 

Thanks to Gerald Pennington, PRA Member, who resides in Texas, and to Rosaline Eastepp, a native of Pennington, Texas for the information and the link to the University of Texas at Austin.   The Handbook of Texas Online is a joint project of The General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association.

Pennington Community, Georgia

Located in the western section of Morgan County, nine miles from Madison, Georgia.  The famous Pennington house is located here.  It was build on property that was a part of a land grant issued to Thomas Pennington, father of Samuel Pennington, for service in the Revolutionary War.

The house in this Pennington Community was occupied by W. B. R. Pennington, Sr. (born 1828, died 1903) and by his son, W. B. R. Pennington, Jr. and by his son Brooks Maddox Pennington, Sr.  Brooks Maddox Pennington, Jr. was born in the house and lived here until 1953.  The house is still owned by the Pennington family.  The property is now used as a conference and training center for Pennington Seed, Inc. and Pennington Enterprises.

In 1992 Brooks Pennington and his wife Jackie hosted the PRA Reunion in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia and the attendees visited the Pennington Community and the Pennington house.

Pennington, Australia

A suburb in Adelaide, South Australia.  Thanks to Julie Vandersluys for this information.

Pennington Bay, Australia

Located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia.  It was named by Captain B. Douglas, Harbormaster, in 1857, in memory of Joseph Pennington who perished on the island.  Thanks to Julie Vandersluys for this information.

Pennington Village, South Africa

A village on the south coast of Natal, South Africa, some 50 miles south of Durban, South Africa's largest port.  Thanks to Philippe la Hausse de Lalouvière and to John & Sharon Heslop for this information.

John & Sharon Heslop are descendants of the Penningtons who settled South of Durban, South Africa and after whom the village of Pennington was named.

For details, click on the Pennington Village, South Africa name above.

Here are some "Pennington" places from DeLorme Street Atlas 8.0 (towns or settlements only).  Thanks to Bobby Pennington for this information.

Name

County

State

Location (Latitude & Longitude Coordinates)

Pennington  Choctaw Co. AL Town N32-12 W88-03
Pennington  Jackson Co AR Locale N35-35 W91-03
Pennington  Sutter Co. CA Locale N39-17 W121-48
Pennington  New Castle Co. DE Locale N39-50 W75-31
Pennington  Sumter Co. GA Locale N32-09 W84-05
Pennington  Morgan Co. GA Locale N33-29 W83-34
Pennington  Beltrami Co. MN Town N47-29 W94-29
Pennington  Mercer Co. NJ Town N40-20 W74-47
Pennington  Union Co. NM Locale N36-18 W103-38
Pennington  Huntingdon Co. PA Locale N40-42 W78-10
Pennington  Trinity Co. TX Town N31-11 W95-14
Pennington  Price Co. WI Locale N45-32 W90-24
Pennington Gap  Lee Co. VA Town N36-45 W83-01
Pennington P.O.  Talladega Co. AL Locale N33-22 W86-05
Pennington Point  McDonough Co. IL Locale N40-24 W90-33

Resource Available on www.Rootsweb.com

You can search Rootsweb.com's Town/City database.  Go to www.Rootsweb.com, then click on "Listings by City/Town, State & County".

Or, click on this link:  http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/townco.cgi

When you are on the page, enter "Pennington" in the search box.


The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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