Introduction to Morrilton, Arkansas
Morrilton was incorporated on November 24, 1879. The community was named after its landowners, E.J Morrill and George H. Morrill. It is the county seat of Conway county, which was founded on October 20, 1825, and was named in honor of Henry Wharton Conway. The present-day Harding University of Searcy, Arkansas, was located in Morrilton in the 1920s and was known as Harding College.
Morrilton and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Automobiles
- Depot Museum
- Petit Jean State Park
- Cedar Falls
Things To Do In Morrilton
The Museum of Automobiles and the Depot Museum can be visited while in the city. The local public libraries and the various Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches are also worth visiting. The city's local parks offer facilities for recreation. In addition to Petit Jean State Park, one can also visit Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The North Hills Shopping Center and the River land Shopping Center are popular amongst tourists. Morrilton also hosts the Conway County Fair, Great Arkansas Pig-out Festival, and Mountain Rendezvous every year.
Little Rock AFB Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Morrilton Higher Education
Institutes which provide an opportunity for higher studies are Petit Jean College and Margaret's Hair Academy Inc., University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch.