Introduction to Conway, South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina, in Horry county, is 68 miles SW of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center) and 135 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city is included in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,788 people lived in Conway.
Originally, Mckevlin founded the area now known as Conway. The Royal Governor, Robert Johnson's Township Scheme, created the town in 1734. It was then known as Kingston after Britain's King George II. After the American Revolution, the residents changed the town's name to Conwayborough in honor of the Revolutionary War General, Robert Conway. In 1883, the town was named Conway by the General Assembly. The area's early industries were centered around turpentine and lumber.
Conway and nearby Attractions
- Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum
- Horry County Museum
- Horry County Jail
- Conway Marina
- Coastal Mall Shopping Center
- Wadus Lake
Things To Do In Conway
The Horry County Museum, Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and Children's Museum of South Carolina offer interesting insight into the area's local history and culture. One can also visit local attractions such as the Horry County Jail, Horry County Courthouse, and Conway City Hall. Wadus Lake and Bear Swamp are popular tourist attractions where one can enjoy a variety of water sports. The Coastal Mall Shopping Center, Conway Plaza Shopping Center, and Waccamaw Square Mall Shopping Center offer a wide variety of entertainment facilities. In addition, the city hosts annual festivals such as the Rivertown Jazz & Arts Festival and the Round the Fourth Festival.
International flight services are offered at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.
Conway Higher Education
For higher education, residents can enroll in the local institutes including Coastal Carolina University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, North American Institute of Aviation, and Conway School of Practical Nursing.