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Brockwell, Arkansas
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Izard
Township Newburg
Elevation
185 m (607 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72517
Area code(s) 870
GNIS feature ID 57444

Brockwell, Arkansas is an unincorporated community in Newburg Township, Izard County, Arkansas, United States. It is located at the intersection of Arkansas Highway 9 and Arkansas Highway 56.

The community is near the Pine Ridge School Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Founding and History

Mrs. Lena Blanche Rogers-Brockwell, Born July 6, 1880, Died December 9, 1951. She married George A. Brockwell, April 23, 1899, in Izard County, Arkansas. Mrs Blanche Brockwell, with her husband, then founded the town which bears their name.

The small town of Brockwell was founded in approximately 1923, after completion of the Batesville Mammoth Spring Highway which was named for George Brockwell. One of the Brockwell's six children, Thomas Brockwell married and remained in the town till his death in 1974.

Of note, the small town of Brockwell is still the location of a summer training center for Gospel music in the shaped-note style of rudimentary teaching. This summer school was established in 1947 by long time Brockwell resident, Orgel Mason who lived at the crossroads of highway 9 and highway 56, "on the hill above the intersection."

See: http://brockwellmusicschool.com/

Education

The Izard County Consolidated School District including the Izard County Consolidated High School is based in Brockwell. The schools mascot is the Cougar with black and gray serving as the district and school colors.

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