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Jerome Elementary School No. 22

Constructed in 1930, the Jerome Elementary School No. 22 is an example of an early twentieth-century school building in the once vibrant town of Jerome (Drew County) in southeastern Arkansas. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 28, 2005. Settlement in the Jerome area began around 1900, and the community was first known as Blissville. The local economy based on timber and cotton farming quickly grew, and the town was incorporated in 1908. Herman Moeller operated a sawmill in the community, calling the local company the Jerome Hardwood Lumber Company in honor of his son. The name became associated with the town, and Blissville reincorporated as Jerome in 1920. Various businesses operated in the …