|City/Town: • Cotton Plant|
|Location Class: • School|
|Year Built: • N/A | Year Abandoned: • 2004-2005|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Michael Schwarz|
When integration came to Cotton Plant Public Schools in 1968, many white families moved to Brinkley (Monroe County) and Des Arc (Prairie County), and the town’s population dropped drastically. In 2004, Cotton Plant schools were consolidated with those of Augusta (Woodruff County). The high school closed, but the elementary school remains open. Today, Cotton Plant has no industry and few businesses, and the city struggles economically. Much of the historic downtown has been demolished, and only a few of the fine old homes remain.