Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center Cemetery

Between 1942 and 1945, up to 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer—a 500-acre camp surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.  Although most physical evidence has been wiped from the landscape, the cemetery remains.  A kiosk and wayside exhibits have been placed along the gravel road beside the cemetery to tell the stories of Japanese Americans forcibly removed from the West Coast in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The exhibits feature audio components narrated by actor George Takei, who at age 5 was interned at the camp with his family.  This site was one of 10 such Japanese American relocation centers—two in Arkansas and eight in western states.

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Location

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Latitude: 33.766363 Longitude: -91.27974 Elevation: 135 ft
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Ruth Hawkins

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Hours Open

Dawn 'til Dusk

Seasons Open

Year Round

Time Period Represented

1942-1945

Visitor Fees

No fees

Accessibility Notes

Accessible along a gravel road.  Cyclists may wish to leave their bikes at the entrance kiosk and walk the gravel road.

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