Rohwer, Arkansas

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Rohwer, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
Rohwer, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Rohwer, Arkansas
Rohwer, Arkansas
Rohwer's position 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 durng 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.

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