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Penniman was an unincorporated town in northwestern York County, Virginia, on the south bank of the York River six miles (9.7 km) northeast of Williamsburg. This was on the Virginia Peninsula and near the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the United States. A plant and company town were developed by E.I. DuPont Nemours company originally to manufacture TNT. It was named for Russell Sylvanus Penniman, an American chemist who in 1885 invented ammonia dynamite. As part of the World War I war efforts, Penniman was converted to other use in support of the U.S. Navy, which acquired property for Mine Depot, Yorktown. The Penniman plant was built to employ 10,000 persons. Housing for 15,000 was built in the new development. The Navy installation was largely abandoned after 1919, and the few residents in the area farmed after World War I. With tensions rising during World War II, the property was returned to military use less than 25 years later. The area including Penniman was taken over by the military and developed as a Navy facility known as Cheatham Annex. It later became part of the adjacent Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, access to which is restricted.

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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. Penniman was a massive operation in its brief time..
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Penniman, the lost Williamsburg-area WWI boom town — Mr Williamsburg. A new rail spur worked round-the-clock for the giant DuPont complex, too, bearing six trains of shift workers and as many as 300 boxcars a day filled with ....
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman (Part III) | Sears Modern Homes. Penniman.
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. The same article also showed two Cumberlands coming here from Penniman..
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. The Cumberland was another model that was moved from Penniman to Norfolk..
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The canaries of Penniman - The Suffolk News-Herald | The Suffolk .... The history of the town of Penniman was researched by Suffolk resident Rosemary Thornton for her book. (Photo by John H. Sheally II).
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A Penniman Murder Mystery: Ethel and Ralph | Sears Modern Homes. About 6,000 men and women worked at Penniman, loading shells for The Great War. After the war, Penniman was disassembled and in 1942, the land was purchased ....
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Those Riverview Bungalows and a Virginia Ghost Town | Sears Modern Homes. Penniman was located on the York River and covered more than 6,000 acres..
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. The.
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I Bet a Man a Hat Today…” | Sears Modern Homes. Penniman was a.
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Virginia's Own Ghost City | Sears Modern Homes. The Whisnant family, in front of Penniman bank, have waited a very long time.
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Penniman Hospital | Sears Modern Homes. Penniman.
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. The third housing style we have from Penniman is The Georgia. This is a modest.
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A Penniman Murder Mystery: Ethel and Ralph | Sears Modern Homes. Ralph had a background in buying, selling and managing livestock. At Penniman, he.
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. The Haskell was a DuPont design and there's an entire community of these DuPont houses in Old Hickory, Tennessee. Apparently, there were many of these ....
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. This is the last known surviving Dupont Design at Penniman (now Cheatham Annex)..
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Penniman Virginia | Sears Modern Homes. "First National Bank of Penniman.".
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Penniman, the lost Williamsburg-area WWI boom town — Mr Williamsburg. Land crazy.
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Penniman, the lost Williamsburg-area WWI boom town — Mr Williamsburg. “So Penniman stopped.”.
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I Bet a Man a Hat Today…” | Sears Modern Homes. At Penniman, workers filled 155mm and 75mm shells with TNT and Amatol..
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Virginia's Very Own Ghost Town: Penniman | Sears Modern Homes. The original news article from the 1938 Richmond News Leader..