Penn, North Dakota

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Unincorporated community
Penn is located in North Dakota
Penn is located in the US
Location within the state of North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°13′18″N 99°5′20″W / 48.22167°N 99.08889°W / 48.22167; -99.08889Coordinates: 48°13′18″N 99°5′20″W / 48.22167°N 99.08889°W / 48.22167; -99.08889
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ramsey
Elevation 1,467 ft (447 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58362
GNIS feature ID 1030673

Penn (also Lauren) is an unincorporated community in western Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 2 northwest of the city of Devils Lake, the county seat of Ramsey County.[1] Its elevation is 1,467 feet (447 m). The community was first named Lauren for the townsite owner, Lauren, and was later renamed Penn for English stockholders.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58362.[3]

Devil's Lake[edit]

It is reported that the State and Federal Governments have bought out parts of the town because Devil's Lake is expanding and will soon engulf the town with flood waters.