Conway County, Arkansas

The Conway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Morrilton.


The County is located east of the geographic center of Arkansas and has an area of 1,468 square kilometers, of which 27 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered by the following counties:


The Conway County was formed on October 20, 1825 from parts of Pulaski County. It was named after Henry Wharton Conway, a member of the congressional delegation from Arkansas.

In January 1872, the first newspaper in the county, in Lewisburg, the Wide Awake was released. In May of the same year also launched the Western Empire. The only daily newspaper, which is still available today, is the Petit Jean Country Headlight. The newspaper publisher was founded on April 8, 1874.

1889 became the Conway County negative national attention. John Middleton Clayton, brother of the former Governor Powell Clayton, was murdered in Plumerville. John Clayton ran in 1888 in the congressional elections against the Democrats Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and narrowly lost. Clayton had the support of black Republican voters. In Conway County was a ballot box at a polling district, which was inhabited mainly by blacks, stolen by four white armed men. Clayton fought for the choice and went to Plumerville to investigate the missing voices. On January 29, 1889, he was shot through the window of his pension and died instantly. This incident has gone down in the history of Arkansas as one of the betrügerischsten elections.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Conway County 21,273 people in 8,185 households. The population density was 14.8 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 84.2 percent white, 11.2 percent African American, 0.7 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.0 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 3.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 8,185 households lived statistically 2.51 per person.

24.5 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.0 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.5 percent were 65 years or older. 51.0 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 36,356. The per capita income was $ 19.562. 19.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns


  • Blackwell
  • Formosa
  • Morrilton
  • Oppelo
  • Plumerville


  • Menifee

Census-designated place (CDP )

  • Center Ridge

Unincorporated communities

  • Cleveland
  • Hattieville
  • Hickory Hill
  • Jerusalem
  • Lanty
  • Mallet Town
  • Robertsville
  • Sandtown
  • Solgohachia
  • Springfield
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Winrock
  • Ada
  • Arthur
  • Bethlehem
  • Bird Town
  • Cedar Creek
  • Cypress Valley
  • Friendship
  • Gobblers Point
  • Grandview
  • Hill Creek
  • Kenwood
  • Lewisburg
  • Lone Grove
  • Macedonia
  • Middleton
  • Overcup
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pontoon
  • Riverview
  • Sunnyside
  • Wonder View


  • Austin Township
  • Bentley Township
  • Bird Township
  • Catholic Point Township
  • Cedar Falls Township
  • Gregory Township
  • Griffin Township
  • Higgins Township
  • Howard Township
  • Lick Mountain Township
  • Martin Township
  • McLaren Township
  • Nichols Township
  • Old Hickory Township
  • Petit Jean Township
  • St. Vincent Township
  • Steele Township
  • Union Township
  • Washington Township
  • Welborn Township
  • White Eagle Township