Penton, New Jersey facts for kids
|Penton, New Jersey|
|Penton's location in Salem County (Inset: Salem County in New Jersey)|
|Named for||Daniel or Abner Penton|
|Elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|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.
The village was known for its brickyards. Some early ones were established by Jacob Thackra, John Bee, and Smith B. Sickler.
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