Maynard, Arkansas

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Maynard is a town in Randolph County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 381 at the 2000 census.

Settled in the late 19th century, Maynard is home to the Maynard Pioneer Museum and Park. Behind the Maynard Community Center is a unique jail. Built in 1936, its door is made of wagon wheel rims. However, it mostly serves today as a tourist attraction.

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Geography

Maynard is located at 36°25′6″N 90°54′8″W / 36.41833°N 90.90222°W / 36.41833; -90.90222 (36.418200, -90.902166)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²), all land.

Notable residents

Maynard is also home to local Randolph County celebrity, James (Jimmy) Pritchett (B. December 17th, 1956). James is best known for his multiple TV appearances on the FOX network and guest-starred in an episode of My Name is Earl on NBC. Filled with a lively attitude, James keeps the town of Maynard lively with his many antics and singing at Maynard Methodist Church. James is planning on opening a convenience store on hwy 115 near his home to supply road warriors with everything they need to make it (or at least until the can get to Pochahontas) cross country without needing anything else. James spends most of his days at his ranch with his brother Charles (Mike), his dog Buddy, and his wife Patrica (Pat). He is a true legend of Randolph County. Maynard was founded by the Maynard Clan from French Origin. There are many Maynards still living: Chance Maynard, Danielle Maynard, Brenna Maynard, Chance Maynard II, Cameron Maynard, James Keenan Maynard, ETC.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 381 people, 175 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 130.2/km² (335.8/mi²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 70.7/km² (182.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.33% White, 1.31% Native American, 0.79% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

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