Creator

Date Original

2021 October 14

Description

This collection contains a petition for surrender of town charter and an order revoking charter for the town of Jerome, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jerome was a town in Drew County, Arkansas. The town, first called Blissville, was incorporated in 1909. During World War II, Jerome was the location of a Japanese American incarceration camp, the Jerome War Relocation Center. Open from October 6, 1942, until June 30, 1944, it was the last American concentration camp to open and the first to close. At one point, it held as many as 8,497 detainees. After closing, it was converted into a holding camp for German prisoners of war. In 2021, the Jerome City Council elected to surrender the town's charter. The order in this collection, dated October 14, 2021, declares Jerome inactive and no longer in existence.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Jerome, Drew County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.180.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Petition and order revoking charter of the town of Jerome, Arkansas, SMC.180.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Petition and order revoking charter of the town of Jerome, Arkansas, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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