Penton, New Jersey
|Penton, New Jersey|
|Named for||Daniel or Abner Penton|
|Elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||879226|
William Penton received 500 acres (200 ha) of land from John Fenwick. William and Daniel Penton lived on a section of this land. The area was later named after a Penton family member (either Daniel or Abner), and was known as Penton Abbey, Pentonville, and Penton. Burton Penton, who died there around 1795, stated Guineatown was the name of the village. His granddaughter suggested the name Penton when the post office was established.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Penton, New Jersey
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey.
- Penton Chapel
- Penton Chapel, New Jersey Churcscape
- Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed November 14, 2015.
- Place Names of Salem County N.J., West Jersey History Project
- The Clay-worker, Volumes 41-42
- Towns and County Names, Visit Salem County NJ
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