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Armorel
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Coordinates: 35°55′12″N 89°47′53″W / 35.92000°N 89.79806°W / 35.92000; -89.79806
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Mississippi
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72310
Area code(s) 870

Armorel is an unincorporated community located in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. A largely rural area with most of its land devoted to forests and farms, population estimates are variously given as between 300 and 500 people. Most of the town lies between Arkansas highways 18 and 312.

The town was founded in 1899 by lumber magnate and president of Lee Wilson and Company, R.E.L. Wilson as one of his many company holdings. Wilson was an eclectic and colorful figure with vast land holdings in the Delta area after the Civil War. Also a proponent of education, Wilson was one of the original trustees of Arkansas State University, then A & M College. He sat on the board from 1917 until his death in 1933.

The town's name was formed from the abbreviations of Arkansas and Missouri, along with the first three initials of its founder, Wilson.

Education

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary education is available from the Armorel School District that leads to graduation from Armorel High School.

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