Jones Mill, Arkansas

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Jones Mill, Arkansas
Jones Mill is located in Arkansas
Jones Mill
Jones
Mill
Jones Mill is located in the United States
Jones Mill
Jones
Mill
Coordinates: 34°26′15″N 92°53′16″W / 34.43750°N 92.88778°W / 34.43750; -92.88778Coordinates: 34°26′15″N 92°53′16″W / 34.43750°N 92.88778°W / 34.43750; -92.88778
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyHot Spring
Elevation
312 ft (95 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72105
Area code(s)501
GNIS feature ID57997[1]

Jones Mill (also known as Jones Mills) is an unincorporated community in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, United States. Jones Mill is located along U.S. Route 270 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Malvern. Jones Mill has a post office with ZIP code 72105.[2]

History[edit]

Jones Mill formerly had three major Reynolds Metals Company plants: The Jones Mills Reduction Plant, the Malvern Cable Plant and the Hot Spring Rolling Mill. The United States War Department in October 1941 announced the Remmel Dam Aluminum Plant would be one of four defense plants built in Arkansas.[3] Reynolds Metals bought the plant after the war.

In September 1985, Reynolds Metals announced it would close its Jones Mills plant and the Patterson Reduction Plant, at Gum Springs, Arkansas, by mid-October.[4]

After the permanent closures, Reynolds Metals reported it was then operating at 72 percent of its revised reduction capacity.[5]

The cable plant was later sold and currently is owned by General Cable Corporation. Hot Spring Rolling Mill is now operated by Reynolds Packaging Group, a unit of Reynolds Group Holdings. The U.S. War Department's reduction plant was named for nearby Remmel Dam, a hydroelectric dam operated by Arkansas Power & Light Co. (now known as Entergy Arkansas.) Reynolds Metals renamed it, using the older spelling of the community's name, Jones Mills. The cable mill was named for the nearby city of Malvern. The rolling mill is named for Hot Spring County.

Education[edit]

Ełementary and secondary education[edit]

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Jones Mill is connected on road by U.S. Route 270 and Arkansas Highway 51. Arkansas Midland Railroad, operating over the route of the original Hot Springs Railroad, provides railroad freight service to Hot Springs and Malvern, and links to the Union Pacific Railroad in Malvern.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jones Mill, Arkansas
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived 2012-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Arkansas World War II defense plant employees collection". Arkansas History Commission. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Reynolds Metals is closing two Arkansas plants". The Los Angeles Times. September 27, 1985. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Reynolds closes two Arkansas plants". The New York Times. November 26, 1985. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/arkansas-midland-railroad/ Arkansas Midland Railroad

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