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The location of Penry









Welcome to Penry ...

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

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


Penry would have been located within present day Berkeley County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Penry is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The location where Penry once stood is in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Penry ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Penry and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Hancock (MD)   [Map]   1,548   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   1,174   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   639   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   2,113   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bath   [Map]   602   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bolivar   [Map]   1,031   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Penry.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Penry. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Penry. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Penry.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Penry:

Websites for Penry ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.berkeleycounty.org/

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 Penry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Penry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<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 from Point A (ie- Penry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4865, Longitude: -78.0608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Penry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Penry.

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