Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James J. Pennington

Marker ID: THC 3F 35
Location: on Pulaksi Highway (U.S. 64) west of Lonestar Road, Lawrenceburg, TN
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 35° 13.634    W 087° 15.964
  35.22723333    -87.26606666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1PW1


Born in 1819, he was a Lawrence County farmer, merchant, and inventor of an early flying machine. Patented Sept. 4, 1877, No. 194841. Model exhibited at Scientific Exposition, Louisville, Ky. 1883. Died in 1885. The field at Lawrenceburg Municipal Airport named in his honor.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.