“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

James J. Pennington

James J. Pennington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 14, 2010
1. James J. Pennington Marker
Inscription. Born in 1819, he was a Lawrence County farmer, merchant, and inventor of an early flying machine. Patented Sept. 4, 1877, No. 194841. Model exhibited at Scientific Exposition, Louisville, Ky. 1883. Died in 1885. The field at Lawrenceburg Municipal Airport named in his honor.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 35.)
Location. 35° 13.634′ N, 87° 15.964′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Pulaksi Highway (U.S. 64) west of Lonestar Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg TN 38464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears (approx. 2.1 miles away); Trail of Tears Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Mexican War Monument (approx. 4 miles away); James David Vaughn (approx. 4 miles away); David Crockett's Home (approx. 4 miles away); Lawrence County War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Col. David Crockett (approx. 4 miles away); Skirmish at Lawrenceburg (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 671 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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