Near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
Erected 2007 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Location. 33° 28.85′ N, 83° 34.017′ W. Marker is near Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Williams Road 0.1 miles west of Monticello Road (Georgia Route 83), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the cemetery at the old church in Pennington. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); WWII B-25C Airplane Crash (approx. 3.1 miles away); Godfrey (approx. 3.8 miles away); Reese (approx. 5.3 miles away); Brownwood-Centennial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); The Old Loyd Place (approx. 7.1 miles away); Seven Islands Road (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Categories. • Agriculture • Antebellum South, US • Settlements & Settlers •
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