Rohwer, Arkansas

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Rohwer, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
Rohwer War Relocation Center on the flat Delta horizon
Rohwer War Relocation Center on the flat Delta horizon
Rohwer is located in Arkansas
Rohwer
Rohwer
Location in Arkansas
Coordinates: 33°45′39″N 91°16′32″W / 33.76083°N 91.27556°W / 33.76083; -91.27556Coordinates: 33°45′39″N 91°16′32″W / 33.76083°N 91.27556°W / 33.76083; -91.27556
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Desha
Township Richland
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 58514
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rohwer, Arkansas

Rohwer, Arkansas is an unincorporated community in Desha County, Arkansas, United States.[1] The community is located on Arkansas Highway 1.[2]

History[edit]

The area was a Japanese internment camp, designed during World War II by the architect Edward F. Neild of Shreveport, Louisiana.[3] The camp opened in March 1942.[4] It is now the site of the Rohwer War Relocation Center.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rohwer has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Education[edit]

The McGehee School District serves Rohwer.

Previously the Delta Special School District served Rohwer. The district had two schools, Delta Elementary School and Delta High School.[6] In 2004 the Arkansas Legislature approved a law that forced school districts with fewer than 350 students apiece to consolidate with other districts.[7][8] On July 1, 2004, the Delta Special district merged into the McGehee district.[9] After the acquisition of the Delta Special School District, the McGehee district continued to operate Delta Elementary School and Delta High School.[10] By October 2005 the Delta campus became elementary only.[11] By October 2006 the Delta campus was no longer in operation.[12]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Rohwer, Arkansas." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rohwer, Arkansas Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). DeLorme. § 59. 
  3. ^ "Neild, Edward F". lahisatory.org. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Williams, Kim. "Commemorating Rohwer and Jerome." Government of Arkansas. April 15, 2013. Retrieved on April 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Rohwer, Arkansas
  6. ^ "2002-2003 Arkansas Education Directory." Arkansas Department of Education. 54. Retrieved on March 6, 2011. "189 DELTA LANE ROHWER, AR 7166"
  7. ^ "Dumas inherits Gould district’s deficit." Arkansas News. May 11, 2005. Retrieved on March 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "The MHS Alumni Café." McGehee School District. Retrieved on July 27, 2011. "FYI... The Delta Special (Desha Central) and Arkansas City School Districts Consolidated with the McGehee School District as a result of a state mandate in 2004-2005."
  9. ^ "Consolidation/Annexations of LEA's (1983-2010)." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on March 6, 2011.
  10. ^ "Campuses." McGehee School District. August 28, 2004. Retrieved on July 28, 2011.
  11. ^ "Campuses." McGehee School District. October 18, 2005. Retrieved on July 28, 2011.
  12. ^ Campuses." McGehee School District. October 15, 2006. Retrieved on July 28, 2011.
  13. ^ Sheilla Lampkin-obituary

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