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Welcome to Penrose ...

Penrose is located in Transylvania County<1>.

The location of Penrose has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Penrose is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Penrose lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Penrose is located in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Penrose ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Penrose - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Penrose.

Communities near Penrose ...

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

  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Penrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<5>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Penrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<5>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
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    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Penrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<5>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
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    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Penrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Penrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<5>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Penrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<5>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Penrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saluda [Henderson County]
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      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Penrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<5>
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
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      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Penrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<5>
    • Etowah [Henderson County]
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      • Etowah [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Penrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<5>

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 Penrose. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Penrose.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Penrose. 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 Penrose.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penrose ...

Looking for more information about Penrose? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Penrose, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Penrose.

Adding Penrose to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Penrose in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Transylvania County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Penrose. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Transylvania County: www.transylvaniacounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Transylvania, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Penrose - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Penrose) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Penrose. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenroseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2723, Longitude: -82.6390       In this case, the coordinates for Penrose have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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