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Conway is a city in the American state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state’s most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. As of the 2017 Census Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 65,782, making Conway the eighth-largest city in Arkansas. The city of Conway was founded by Asa P.
Robinson, who came to the area shortly after the Civil War. In 1878, Father Joseph Strub, a priest in the Roman Catholic Holy Ghost Fathers, arrived in Arkansas. A native of Alsace-Lorraine, Strub was expelled from Prussia during the Kulturkampf in 1872. Conway was long the home of the late Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice James D.
Interstate 40 passes through the north and east sides of the city, with access from Exits 124 through 129. According to the United States Census Bureau, Conway has a total area of 45. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Conway has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated “Cfa” on climate maps. Conway has two designated historic districts: the Asa P.
Robinson Historic District and the Hendrix Addition Historic District. Since 2000, downtown Conway has seen tens of millions of dollars in public and private investment. The revitalization has brought new retail, office, restaurant and residential construction to the historic downtown.