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Faulkner County, Arkansas


"City of Colleges"
"Gateway City to the Ozarks"

Page Contents for Conway, Arkansas

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.
The population of Conway is approximately 41,000 (2000), 58908 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,139 (1990), 22399 (2010).
The amount of land area in Conway is 62.36 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.498 sq kilometers.
The distance from Conway to Washington DC is 914 miles.
The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 25 miles. (as the crow flies)
Conway is positioned 35.08 degrees north of the equator and 92.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Conway elevation is 300 feet above sea level.
Conway average annual precipitation is 46.27 inches peryear.
Conway average annual humidity is 57 - 77
Conway average temperature is 63 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 42 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82 degrees F.


30 miles north of Little Rock in central Arkansas at the intersection of Interstate 40 and U.S. Highways 64 and 65. It is adjacent to the Arkansas River. Here is a map page for Conway.
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four season. See this weather page to find out the weather today in Conway and the area.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Conway.

Here is another history page for Conway.

A.P. Robinson is credited with being the founder of Conway. He came here soon after the Civil War as the chief engineer for the Little Rock-Fort Smith Railroad. He was given, through his employment, a small tract of land near Cadron. He later deeded a small part of the land back to the railroad for a depot. He began the town site around this depot and named it Conway Station for a famous Arkansas family.

Conway became the county seat of Faulkner County in 1873 when the county was created. Conway incorporated in October of 1875.
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The incorporation of Conway

October 1875


Arkansas River, Wooly Hollow State Park, Lake Conway, Lake Beaverfork, Toad Suck Park

Pickles Gap Village

Hendrix College University of Central Arkansas.

There are two bed and breakfasts in Conway "Olde Towne" and "The Cottage"

The town is sometimes referred to as "Conway - A Better Way"

Things to see and do in the Conway area.

Toad Suck Daze Festival
Please contact the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 1492
Conway, AR 72033
Phone: (501) 327-7788

Faulkner County Museum/Greathouse Home
Faulkner County Courthouse grounds
801 Locust Street
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: (501) 329-5918
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Conway City Government

City of Conway

List of contact information for government in Conway

Conway has a Mayor/City Council form of government.

Conway Chamber

Conway Chamber of Commerce
900 Oak Street
Conway, AR 72033-1492
Phone: (501) 327-7788
Fax: (501) 327-7790

Conway Organizations

Conway Chamber of Commerce
900 Oak Street
Conway, AR 72033-1492
Phone: (501) 327-7788
Fax: (501) 327-7790

Conway Libraries

Faulkner County Library System
The headquarters for the Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library is located at 1900 Tyler Street in Conway.

Conway Schools

Here is an education page for Conway.

Conway Public Schools
2220 Prince Street
Conway, Arkansas 72032
Phone: 501-450-4800 or FAX 501-450-4898


University of Central Arkansas, enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. Established in 1907 as Arkansas State Normal School, it has changed names and focus since that time to become a full-fledged University offering many degrees.
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR, 72035
Phone: (501) 450-5000

Hendrix College, affiliated with the Methodist Church, was begun in 1876. It is now a four year, co-ed, liberal arts college.
1601 Harkrider
Conway, AR, 72032
Phone: (501) 329-6811

Central Baptist College, established in 1952, as Central College.
1501 College Avenue
Conway, AR, 72032
Phone: (501) 329-6872 Conway


Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls played college basketball at University of Central Arkansas

The population of Conway was:
1875 - 200
1990 - 26,481
1996 - 35,993
2000 - 41,000

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