“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stovall in Granville County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

John Penn


John Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
1. John Penn Marker
Inscription. One of North Carolina’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence. His home stood three miles northeast.
Erected 1986 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 36° 26.821′ N, 78° 34.231′ W. Marker is in Stovall, North Carolina, in Granville County. Marker is on U.S. 15 south of Cedar Lane (Local Route 1430), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stovall NC 27582, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Pattillo (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trading Path (approx. 3.4 miles away); Occaneechi Indians (approx. 7 miles away in Virginia); Oxford Orphanage (approx. 9 miles away); Horner Military School (approx. 9.1 miles away); Nat’l Rochester (approx. 9.2 miles away); Oxford Female College (approx. 9.3 miles away); Katherine Blount Skinner Lassiter (approx. 9.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The 2001 Guide to North Carolina Highway Markers tells the story of this marker, the first
John Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
2. John Penn Marker
marker erected in the North Carolina highway historical marker program. It was dedicated January 10, 1936. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the program, it was retrieved for safekeeping and replaced with the replica you see today. The Introduction to the Guide includes two photographs, one of officials posing with the marker at the dedication, and another showing the marker at Archives and History headquarters at its retirement ceremony.
Also see . . .  Biographical Sketches – John Penn. “Unobtrusive and unassuming but remarkably efficient, likeable, and discreet, Penn quickly won the respect of his congressional colleagues. He rarely disputed with others, but when he did his good humor and peaceful manner saved the day. On one occasion, he feuded with President of Congress Henry Laurens of South Carolina over a personal matter. He accepted Laurens' challenge to a duel, but en route to the proposed site convinced Laurens that they should bury their differences and drop the matter.” (Submitted on February 12, 2010.) 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
John Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
3. John Penn Marker
John Penn (1841–1788) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Wikipedia Commons
4. John Penn (1841–1788)
This is believed to be a portrait of John Penn.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 31 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week January 23, 2011. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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