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PENFIELD, TEXAS. 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).

Claudia Hazlewood


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

Claudia Hazlewood, "PENFIELD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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