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Flowell
Looking east towards Flowell
Looking east towards Flowell
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
Settled July 1915
Founded by Brigham Tomkinson
Named for Flowing artesian wells
Elevation
4,708 ft (1,435 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84631
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1454595

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

Geography

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.

History

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 185
1940 206 11.4%
1950 237 15.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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. Charle Christensen was the first person to build a home and live in Flowell. Others came shortly after. The center of this activity was first named Crystal, then Flowell after the freely-flowing wells. 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.

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