CONWAY
Conway in South Carolina

Conway is one of the oldest communities in South Carolina, with roots that run as far back as the 60s. In the years to come, the royal governor of South Carolina wanted to expand into and settle the surrounding territory. The town of Conway, then called Kingston, was designed by 1732 and completed in 1734. It was planned inland, set along the banks of the beautiful Waccamaw River, west of the ocean.

In the late 1700s, Kingston became Conwayborough, in honor of General Robert Conway of the South Carolina State Militia. However, it was shortened to Conway in 1883. In addition, it has a population of 23,000.

The Riverwalk, a highlight of the renovation, is a popular place to come for an evening stroll. With its lovely, tree-lined path that winds along the Waccamaw River and throughout the city upscale restaurants dotting the way. The downtown area is now home to many shops, antique stores, and cafes.

An historic place

It is know as the Historic River Town. Therefore, many of the city’s buildings and structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the City Hall building.

Part of its ever lasting charm is the richness of its past as well as the location and the abundance of live oak trees.

In short, if you are a history buff, this is the place for you. There are several popular neighborhoods in the Conway area. Feel free to explore them down below.