Flowell is an unincorporated community in Millard County, Utah, United States.

Flowell
Looking east towards Flowell
Looking east towards Flowell
Flowell is located in Utah
Flowell
Flowell
Location of Flowell in Utah
Flowell is located in the United States
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Flowell (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°58′44″N 112°25′42″W / 38.97889°N 112.42833°W / 38.97889; -112.42833Coordinates: 38°58′44″N 112°25′42″W / 38.97889°N 112.42833°W / 38.97889; -112.42833
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyMillard
SettledJuly 1915
Founded byBrigham Tomkinson
Named forFlowing artesian wells
Elevation4,708 ft (1,435 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84631
Area code(s)435
GNIS feature ID1454595[1]

GeographyEdit

Flowell is a small farming village in the Pavant Valley, about 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Fillmore, the county seat. The town of Meadow is about 8 miles (13 km) to the south, across I-15. Utah State Route 100 connects Flowell with Fillmore to the east, and with U.S. Route 50 to the north. Just west of Flowell is the Ice Springs lava flow, part of the Black Rock Desert volcanic field, and a location that had an eruption less than 1,000 years ago.[2]

HistoryEdit

Census Pop.
1930185
194020611.4%
195023715.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[3]

In July 1915, Brigham Tomkinson drilled the first successful artesian well west of Fillmore, turning worthless desert into rich farmland and setting off a wave of well drilling in eastern Millard County. The center of this activity was first named Crystal, then Flowell[4]:239–240 after the freely-flowing wells.[5] A school was built in 1919, and a post office in 1922. In the 1930s, Flowell built a community recreation hall with federal assistance from the Works Progress Administration.[4]:294–295

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Flowell
  2. ^ Arave, Lynn (December 26, 2001). "Story of Utah volcanoes may still be unfolding". Deseret News. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ a b Lyman, Edward Leo; Newell, Linda King (January 1999). A History of Millard County (PDF). Utah Centennial County History Series. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society. ISBN 0-913738-38-7. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  5. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 141. ISBN 0-87480-3454.

External linksEdit

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