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Welcome to Penelope ...

Penelope is primarily located in Broome County<1>. A portion of Penelope extends into Cortland County.

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

Penelope is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Penelope is located in the (607) area code.

Communities Also Named Penelope ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Penelope - they are located in North Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Penelope ...

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

  • Cortland
  • Chenango
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    • Chenango lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenango have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cortlandville
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    • Cortlandville lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,067 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fenton
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    • Fenton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maine
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    • Maine lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,005 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maine
  • Dickinson
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    • Dickinson lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,973 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greene
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    • Greene lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,955 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Newark Valley
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    • Newark Valley lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oxford
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    • Oxford lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lisle
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    • Lisle lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Penelope.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,588 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Penelope. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Penelope.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penelope ...

Looking for more information about Penelope? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Penelope, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Penelope.

Adding Penelope to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Penelope was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Penelope on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Penelope.

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

The official website for Broome County: www.gobroomecounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Broome, 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 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 Penelope - 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' (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- Penelope) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penelope. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4137, Longitude: -75.8952       In this case, the coordinates for Penelope 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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