- Elevation 4365
- Population 5288
- In 1994 Powell was one of 10 American communities to earn the title
"All-American City." Powell's economy is based on agriculture,
education, and oil production.
- Powell officially incorporated in 1910. It started as Camp Coulter,
headquarters for the Shoshone Reclamation Project, the first federal
reclamation program in Wyoming.
- Water stored in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir provides irrigation
water for the agricultural lands surrounding Powell. The area annually
receives less than 8 inches of precipitation.
- In 1939, Powell was the focus of national and international
attention during a nine day manhunt for fugitive Earl Durand, who was
finally killed while robbing First National Bank of Powell.
- Northwest College was founded in 1946. It was the second of Wyoming's seven community colleges.