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Conway County, Arkansas

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Conway County was formed on October 20, 1825 from a portion of Pulaski County and named for Henry Wharton Conway, who was the territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress.

From 1831 until 1883, Lewisburg was the county seat. When the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad planned built tracks 1 mile north of Lewisburg in 1871, the proposed depot was to be named Morrilton after farmer E. J. Morrill, who sold the land to the railroad. People relocated from Lewisburg to Morrilton beginning in 1880, county government was relocated in 1883, and the depot was built in 1910.

Conway County was much larger upon creation. Van Buren County was created from parts of Conway, Izard, and Independence counties on November 11, 1833. Perry County was created from Conway County on December 18, 1840. Faulkner County was created from parts of Conway and Pulaski counties on April 12, 1873.

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Cities & Towns

  • Menifee
  • Morrilton (County Seat)
  • Oppelo
  • Plumerville

Other Communities & Townships: Austin, Bentley, Bird, Blackwell, Catholic Point, Cedar Falls, Center Ridge, Cleveland, Formosa, Gregory, Griffin, Higgins, Howard, Jerusalem, Lanty, Lick Mountain, Martin, McLaren, Nichols, Old Hickory, Petit Jean, Solgohachia, Springfield, St. Vincent, Steele, Union, Washington, Welborn and White Eagle



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