Brockwell, Arkansas facts for kids
|Elevation||185 m (607 ft)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||57444|
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."
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