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Conway in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway

 
 
Kingston-Conway Marker Facing Main Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
1. Kingston-Conway Marker Facing Main Street
Inscription.
Kingston-Conway
By 1733, Kingston Township had been “marked out” in this area, and by 1737 the town of Kingston was in existence. Since many landowners were non-residents, the township did not flourish. In 1801, the town was renamed Conwayborough. Robert Conway had acquired large landholdings in the area, and in 1805 he conveyed some 223 acres to the town. In 1883, the town name was changed to Conway.

Robert Conway
Robert Conway came to this area from Charleston before 1790. He became a large landholder and public official, serving six terms in the South Carolina General Assembly. He was a veteran of the American Revolution, and in 1806 succeeded Peter Horry as Brigadier of the Sixth South Carolina Brigade. Conway died in Georgetown in 1823, at age seventy.
 
Erected 1976 by City of Conway and Horry County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 26-5.)
 
Location. 33° 50.103′ N, 79° 2.759′ W. Marker is in Conway, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 701) south of 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conway SC 29526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Robert Conway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
2. Robert Conway Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingston Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Horry / Horry County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wade Hampton Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centennial Time Capsule (approx. ¼ mile away); Conway High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Benjamin Grier Collins (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coastal Carolina University (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Conway.
 
Regarding Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway. Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. It is just a few minutes away from the Grand Strand of South Carolina seaside resorts that includes Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina's Historic Rivertown. This page includes old photos of Conway. (Submitted on February 22, 2007.) 

2. A Historical Look at the Independent Republic of Horry. This an excellent abbreviated history of Conway and Horry County. (Submitted on February 22, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Marker at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
3. The Marker at City Hall
City Hall faces Main Street at 3rd Street. The marker is to the left of City Hall facing the sidewalk.
City Hall, Now Judge Hendrick's Courtroom image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
4. City Hall, Now Judge Hendrick's Courtroom
This courtroom takes up the entire upper floor, reachable through the door on the portico at the top of the front stairs. City offices are downstairs, and in an adjoining building on 3rd Street.
The Fountain at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
5. The Fountain at City Hall
The marker can be seen in the distance to the left of the palmetto, as can the spire of Kingston Church (it has its own marker, which see).
A Block of Main Street in Downtown Conway image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
6. A Block of Main Street in Downtown Conway
A vibrant downtown historic district with shops and restaurants. The river-walk on the Waccamaw River is just two blocks away from this intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,599 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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