It's easy to see why you might think that. As you see above, Rogers was named after a railroad official named Rogers. But there is a connection with famed humorist Will Rogers. Will Rogers' wife, Betty Blake Rogers, was born in Silver Springs (now Monte Ne), Arkansas, and raised in Rogers.
Will and Betty were married in Rogers on November 25, 1908 at the Blake home. Will considered the City of Rogers his second home, and Betty often spent time here with her mother and her children while Will was on the road.