history of conway

UPCOMING EVENTS

JUNE 27, 2017

7:30 pm - Conway Town Hall

PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed Budget for FY 2017-2018

PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed ordinance amendment changing terms of office from two years to four years for Mayor & Commissioners

CALLED BOARD MEETING

Vote on FY 2017-2018 Budget

 

JULY 4, 2017

TOWN HALL OFFICES CLOSED

for 4th of July Holiday

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING POSTPONED

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS

5pm - 10pm - Cultural & Wellness Center; 9536 Hwy 305 North, Jackson

Music, games, food

9:15 pm (appr) Fireworks

 

JULY 11, 2017

7:30 pm - Conway Town Hall

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

 

AUGUST 1, 2017

7:30 pm - Conway Town Hall

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

 

 

 

 

The Town of Conway is located in Northampton County and can be traced back to the early 1700’s.  It was known then as Kirby Township. The name Kirby is derived from Thomas Kirby, Sr. who received a patent for 1200 acres.

Conway was actually settled around 1835 and was known as Martin Crossroads.  A deed in Northampton County Courthouse records the purchase of land by John Martin in 1742.

The year of 1888 brought a railroad to Martin Crossroads.  A small depot was built and the conductor of the train decided that the depot should be called Conway, from the name of a relative of a chief railroad official.  The government was petitioned that the post office be called Conway, thus became the Town of Conway.  Conway was incorporated in 1913.

The first school in Conway was called Grange Hall School.  The second school was called Log College.  The present school is called Northampton County Conway Middle School.

Conway has always been primarily an agricultural community.  Its primary crops are peanuts, cotton, corn and soybeans. However through the years non-agricultural businesses have been very prosperous.  Our largest employer is Georgia Pacific Resins, Inc. and maintains a plant within the town limits.  The town is proud to have its own drug store and doctor’s office.

The Town of Conway has a bright future.  It has an excellent water supply, sewer treatment plant, natural gas within a few miles of town and a railroad passing through town.  Conway is situated with Highway 158 and Highway 35 running through town. The Town of Conway is located about 65 miles southwest of Norfolk, Virginia and 30 miles east of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

Of course all of the above are necessary to make a good place to live and raise a family.  But what really makes Conway an excellent town to live in is its people, a place where people care about others.

 

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301 W Main St

Conway, NC 27820

 

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PO Box 365
Conway, NC 27820

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