Penfield, TX

By: Claudia Hazlewood

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 1, 1995

Penfield (Penn Field) was an aviation training center established near Austin in Travis County during World War I. Barracks, commissaries, and landing fields were constructed, and a railroad spur connected the installation with the Missouri Pacific system. In 1919 the site was sold to the Woodward Manufacturing Corporation, and the railroad track was sold to Bergstrom Air Force Base in 1940.

Mary Starr Barkley, History of Travis County and Austin, 1839–1899 (Waco: Texian Press, 1963).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Claudia Hazlewood, “Penfield, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 04, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995