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Flowell is a small farming village in the Pavant Valley, about 6 miles west of Fillmore. The town of Meadow is about 8 miles 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 Volcanic Field, a volcanic field that was active less than 1,000 years ago.

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 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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