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January 6, 2007
Reidsville, North Carolina
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Chinqua Penn in Reidsville, NC

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Chinqua Penn in Reidsville, North Carolina was built in the 1920s by Thomas Jefferson Penn (1875-1946) — a businessman and farmer — and his wife, Beatrice Schoellkopf Penn (1881-1965). The Chinqua Penn Plantation was named after the chinquapin, a chestnut tree that grew in abundance here before being destroyed by a blight in the 1930s.