Redfield, Arkansas

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Redfield
City
City of Redfield
Location in Jefferson County and Arkansas
Location in Jefferson County and Arkansas
Redfield is located in USA
Redfield
Redfield
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°26′42″N 92°10′58″W / 34.44500°N 92.18278°W / 34.44500; -92.18278Coordinates: 34°26′42″N 92°10′58″W / 34.44500°N 92.18278°W / 34.44500; -92.18278
Country United States United States
State  Arkansas
County Jefferson
Township Barraque
Incorporated October 18, 1898
Founded by James K. Brodie
Named for Jared E. Redfield
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Mayor Tony Lawhon (I)
 • Council Redfield City Council
Area
 • Total 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
 • Land 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 92 m (302 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,297
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72132
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-58580
GNIS feature ID 0058477
Major airport Adams Field (LIT)

Redfield is a city in Arkansas, 23.4 miles (38 km) southeast of Little Rock. In 2010, its population was 1,297.[1]

History[edit]

West James Street Overpass

Following the arrival of the Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railroad in 1881, a settlement grew up around the station and was named for Jared E. Redfield, its president.[2][3][4] Redfield contains three properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places: Dollarway Road, West James Street Overpass and Lone Star Baptist Church.[5]

To the area now known as Redfield came Auguste La noir de Serville, after serving with the French marines in the Revolutionary War and being wounded at Yorktown. Killed by a falling tree in 1828, he was buried with military honors, and his funeral was attended by Arkansas political and military notables.[6] The location of de Serville's grave is unknown.[7][8]

Government[edit]

The Redfield City Council comprises the Mayor of Redfield and five aldermen.[9] The Council determines the strategic direction and policies for the municipality and the Mayor in turn appoints staff to implement policies and administer and manage services. Members of the public are welcome to attend council meetings which are held in the Redfield City Hall at 212 North Brodie Street, on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1890 400 —    
1900 333 −16.8%
1910 278 −16.5%
1920 296 +6.5%
1930 350 +18.2%
1940 339 −3.1%
1950 291 −14.2%
1960 242 −16.8%
1970 277 +14.5%
1980 745 +169.0%
1990 1,082 +45.2%
2000 1,157 +6.9%
2010 1,297 +12.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,297 people, 525 households and 369 families residing in the city. There were 581 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 4.8% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races and 2.3% from two or more races. 1.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11] There were 525 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 38.5 years.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American FactFinder at United States Census Bureau
  2. ^ "Obituary Notes – Jared E. Redfield of Essex, Conn.". The New York Times (New York: The New York Times Company). 1898-10-22. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Clarence (1962-08-03). "Redfield – Made by a Railroad". The Pine Bluff Commercial (Pine Bluff, Arkansas). 
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday, City of Redfield!". The Redfield Update (Redfield, Arkansas: Redfield Printing Co.). 1998-10-01. 
  5. ^ Redfield (Jefferson County) at Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
  6. ^ "Communicated". The Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas: William E. Woodruff). 1829-02-10. 
  7. ^ Shinn, Josiah H. (1908). Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas. Little Rock, Arkansas: Democrat Printing & Lithographing Co. pp. 78–9. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ Arkansas: A Guide to the State. New York: Hastings House. 1941. p. 276. 
  9. ^ Redfield at Arkansas Municipal League
  10. ^ "Redfield... Where The South Begins". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ American FactFinder at United States Census Bureau
  12. ^ American FactFinder at United States Census Bureau

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