Brockwell, Arkansas

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Brockwell, Arkansas
Brockwell, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Brockwell, Arkansas
Brockwell, Arkansas
Brockwell's position in Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°8′34.2″N 91°55′35.5″W / 36.142833°N 91.926528°W / 36.142833; -91.926528Coordinates: 36°8′34.2″N 91°55′35.5″W / 36.142833°N 91.926528°W / 36.142833; -91.926528
Country United States
State Arkansas
CountyIzard
TownshipNewburg
Elevation185 m (607 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72517
Area code(s)870
GNIS feature ID57444
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brockwell, Arkansas

Brockwell, Arkansas is an unincorporated community in Newburg Township, Izard County, Arkansas, United States.[2] It is located at the intersection of Arkansas Highway 9 and Arkansas Highway 56.[3]

The community is near the Pine Ridge School Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Education[edit]

The Izard County Consolidated School District including the Izard County Consolidated High School is based in Brockwell. The schools mascot is the Cougar with black and gray serving as the district and school colors.

Founding and History[edit]

Mrs. Lena Blanche Rogers-Brockwell, Born July 6, 1880, Died December 9, 1951. She married George A. Brockwell, April 23, 1899, in Izard County, Arkansas. Mrs Blanche Brockwell, with her husband, then founded the town which bears their name.

The small town of Brockwell was founded in approximately 1923, after completion of the Batesville Mammoth Spring Highway which was named for George Brockwell. One of the Brockwell's six children, Thomas Brockwell married and remained in the town till his death in 1974.

Of note, the small town of Brockwell is still the location of a summer training center for Gospel music in the shaped-note style of rudimentary teaching. This summer school was established in 1947 by long time Brockwell resident, Orgel Mason who lived at the crossroads of highway 9 and highway 56, "on the hill above the intersection."

See: http://brockwellmusicschool.com/

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brockwell, Arkansas." Brockwell, AR. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Brockwell, Arkansas." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brockwell, Arkansas Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). DeLorme. § 26.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.