Penrose, Utah

Penrose, Utah
Unincorporated community

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.
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. 1 2 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

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