Maynard, Arkansas

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Maynard, Arkansas
Town
Location in Randolph County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Randolph County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°25′6″N 90°54′8″W / 36.41833°N 90.90222°W / 36.41833; -90.90222Coordinates: 36°25′6″N 90°54′8″W / 36.41833°N 90.90222°W / 36.41833; -90.90222
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Randolph
Government
 • Mayor Don Sikes
Area
 • Total 7.4 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 426
 • Density 346.4/sq mi (131.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72444
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-44780
GNIS feature ID 0077620

Maynard is a town in Randolph County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 426 at the 2010 census.

Maynard is home to the Maynard Pioneer Museum and Park. A jail built in 1936 has a door made of wagon wheel rims. The last time it was used was in 1988, when it temporarily housed a man charged with public intoxication.[citation needed] The jail is beside Maynard Community Center.

History[edit]

Maynard was settled in the late 19th century.

Abbott Institute — later known as Maynard Baptist Academy and Ouachita Baptist Academy — was a boarding school established in 1894. Abbott Institute joined a school network associated with a college now known as Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.[1]

The federal attorney Drew Bowers, a native of Pocahontas attended the academy in the mid-1890s before he transferred to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

In 1928, Maynard Baptist Academy was sold to the Maynard School District. Its facilities were then used by the public school. All that remains of the academy today is an arch built by Maynard Baptist Academy's class of 1927, its last class. In 2008, Maynard School Alumni Association restored the arch on the school grounds as a memorial to the academy.[1]

In January 2011, Verizon, Inc. erected a cellular phone tower (CDMA/3G) on the outskirts of Maynard.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Maynard is located at 36°25′6″N 90°54′8″W / 36.41833°N 90.90222°W / 36.41833; -90.90222 (36.418200, -90.902166).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²), all land.

List Of Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 358
1910 295 −17.6%
1920 210 −28.8%
1930 259 23.3%
1940 266 2.7%
1950 216 −18.8%
1960 201 −6.9%
1970 224 11.4%
1980 381 70.1%
1990 354 −7.1%
2000 381 7.6%
2010 426 11.8%
Est. 2015 417 [3] −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

There were 175 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,206, and the median income for a family was $23,056. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $15,357 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,668. About 14.8% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Maynard School District, which includes:

The school mascot and athletic emblem is the Tiger with black and gold serving as the schools' colors.

Notable people[edit]

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Maynard:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maynard Baptist Academy". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. October 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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