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The history of the City of Rogers begins at the railroad, which blazed a trail into the area in 1881, following the path of the historic Old Wire Road. The route of the Frisco Railroad line, which traveled from St. Louis to San Francisco, established the business district of a community that in gratitude, took the sir name of Captain C.W. Rogers, as its own. At that time the Vice-president and General Manager of the line, Captain Rogers, was responsible for the decision to route the tracks through the area, opening a prosperous gateway for trade and passenger service.

B.F. Sikes, who owned the original 160 acres which became the town site of Rogers, gave the railroad the land required for right-of-way and the farmers adjoining the site contributed $600 toward the cause. Construction soon followed, and the first passenger train reached Rogers in May of 1881. Incorporation took place the next month, in June of the same year and the town sprang into existence.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Greg Hines
City Clerk Jessica Rush
Assistant To Mayor Jennifer Moore
District Judge Chris Griffin
City Attorney Andrew Hatfield
Police Chief Jonathan Best
Fire Chief Tom Jenkins
Street Superintendent Frankie Guyll
Water Superintendent Brent Dobler
City Engineer Lance Jobe
Animal Control Bud Norman
Airport Manager David Krutsch
Grants Administrator Jennifer Cook-Turner
Information Technology Director Ryan Breese
Parks, Recreation Director Jim White
Librarian Hannah Norris-Milligan
Communications Director Peter Masonis
Council Member Mandy Brashear
Council Member Barney Hayes
Council Member Clay Kendall
Council Member Mark Kruger
Council Member April Legere
Council Member Betsy Reithemeyer
Council Member Gary Townzen
Council Member Marge Wolf
Finance Director Casey Wilhelm
Human Resources Director Thomas Dunlap

City Facts

County: Benton

Population: 69,908

Senate District: 1,3

House Districts: 90,91,93,94,95,96

Congressional District: 3

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

301 W. Chestnut
ROGERS, AR 72758

Phone: (479) 621-1117

Fax: (479) 631-2767

Second and Fourth Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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