Date Original

2021 October 14


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.)





Resource Type



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


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.


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