Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wiseman, Arkansas

Wiseman is on the Strawberry River in Izard County.

Here is a satellite photograph: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.23497,-91.817087,695m/data=!3m1!1e3

There are some farm houses and outbuildings.

http://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org/72587/ sums up a lot of areas of North Arkansas: “The people living in ZIP code 72587 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 72587 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.”

Population of the Zip Code is 134, with a median household income of $36,618 and median home value of $86,500. Of those 134 residents, 70 are male and 64 are women. One is “Black or African American,” but the gender is not identified.

Forty-two percent of the homes are paid for; 32% are still under mortgage. Forty-one percent of the residents do not have a high school diploma; 59% are high school graduates.

https://www.zip-codes.com/zip-code/72587/zip-code-72587.asp is at odds with the other link, stating the current population is 54, and the 2010 population was 134. If that’s the case, you wonder where the 80 people went. That’s the thing with government numbers – you never know which ones are correct. If any.

There is a cemetery: http://arkansasgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=4009
There are veterans from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam as well as those who served in peacetime.

Lawrence W. Moser is buried there. He was awarded the Silver Star while with the 6th Armored Division in World War II. Also, Staff Sgt. Boyd G. Smith, World War II, Korea and Vietnam with the Army Air Force and Air Force.



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