Penrose, Utah

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Penrose, Utah
Unincorporated community
Penrose is located in Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°39′03″N 112°18′06″W / 41.65083°N 112.30167°W / 41.65083; -112.30167Coordinates: 41°39′03″N 112°18′06″W / 41.65083°N 112.30167°W / 41.65083; -112.30167
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Settled 1890
Founded by C. S. Rowher
Named for Charles W. Penrose
Elevation[1] 4,268 ft (1,301 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84337
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1437656[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 220
1930 155 −29.5%
1940 159 2.6%
1950 169 6.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Penrose is an unincorporated farming community in Box Elder County, Utah, United States.

Penrose is located along the last 7 miles (11 km) of Utah State Route 102, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Thatcher.

The community was named for Charles W. Penrose, an apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3]

The first permanent settler to the Penrose area was C.S. Rowher, in 1890. He, along with others, farmed beets, wheat, corn and hay.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Penrose, Utah. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Genealogical Society of Utah (1919). The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah. p. 172. 
  4. ^ Box Elder County website