Penwell, Texas

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Penwell is an unincorporated community in Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located near Interstate 20, approximately sixteen miles southwest of Odessa;[1] the community is part of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area. Penwell, TX is home to West Texas' only 1/4 mile drag strip.

Penwell was named after a well drilled in 1929 by independent oilman Robert R. Penn.[2]


This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Penwell has a desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ "Penwell, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  2. ^ Olien, Roger M. (2007). Wildcatters: Texas Independent Oilmen. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M Press. p. 40. ISBN 9781585446063.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Penwell, Texas

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Coordinates: 31°44′23″N 102°35′30″W / 31.73972°N 102.59167°W / 31.73972; -102.59167