Location: Desha County, Arkansas|
Environmental Conditions: Rohwer War Relocation Center was located five miles west of the Mississippi River in a swampy area intertwined with canals, creeks, and bayous. Forests had once covered the area, but by 1940 had been replaced by agricultural fields. Rohwer was at an elevation of 140 feet.
Opened: September 18, 1942
Closed: November 30, 1944
Max. Population: 8,475 (March 11, 1943)
Demographics: Most people interned at Rohwer War Relocation Center came from Los Angeles and San Joaquin counties in California, via the Santa Anita and Stockton assembly centers.
The Rohwer War Relocation Center was a World War II Japanese American internment camp located in rural southeastern Arkansas, in Desha County. It was in operation from September 18, 1942 until November 30, 1944, and held as many as 8,475 Japanese Americans forcibly evacuated from California. The Rohwer War Relocation Center Cemetery is located here, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992.
Monument to the men of the 100th Battalion, 442 Regimental Combat Team
* Ruth Asawa (born 1926), a Japanese American sculptor.
Eiichi "H.E." KAmiya
TAKAYO "ROSE" MATSUI OCHI