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Welcome to Penley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Penley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Penley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Penley, please Contact Us.


Penley would have been located within present day Watauga County<2>.

The location of Penley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Penley is 2,270 feet [692 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Penley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Penley was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Penley would have been located in the (828) area code.

Communities near Penley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Penley.

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Penley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Penley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<6>
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
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    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Penley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
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  • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Penley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Penley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Penley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<6>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Penley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
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      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Penley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<6>
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Penley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<6>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Penley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Penley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Penley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Penley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Penley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Penley. See our Newspapers Page for Penley.

Adding Penley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Penley in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Penley was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Penley on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Penley on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Penley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Penley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Penley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1354, Longitude: -81.5579       In this case, the coordinates for Penley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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