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Welcome to Conway ...

The city of Conway is located in Horry County<1> and is the County Seat for Horry County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Conway has a population of 25,848 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Conway.

Conway is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Conway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Conway: (843)

The ZIP codes for Conway: 29526-29528<4>

Websites for Conway ...

Official Website:   www.cityofconway.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.conwayscchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Conway had an population of 25,848 people. This is an increase of 51.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 119.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Conway had a population of 17,103 people (or 6.35% of the total population of Horry County). This makes Conway the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Conway represents 0.37% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,103 people, the population of Conway increased 45.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,788 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Conway.

Communities Also Named Conway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Conway - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Conway.

Communities near Conway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Conway.

  • Myrtle Beach [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle Beach
    • Myrtle Beach [Horry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Conway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,555 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle Beach<6>
  • Surfside Beach [Horry County]
  • Loris [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loris
    • Loris [Horry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Conway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,807 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loris<6>
  • Aynor [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aynor
    • Aynor [Horry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Conway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 978 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aynor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarcliffe Acres
      • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Conway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 612 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarcliffe Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliffe Acres
    • Atlantic Beach [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
      • Atlantic Beach [Horry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Conway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Hickory Grove [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Horry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Conway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Allen [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
      • Allen [Horry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Conway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Brownway [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownway
      • Brownway [Horry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Conway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownway
    • Forestbrook [Horry County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Conway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Conway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Conway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Conway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Conway. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Conway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Conway ...

Looking for more information about Conway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Conway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Conway.

Adding Conway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Conway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Conway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Conway on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Conway on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Horry County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Conway: www.cityofconway.com/

The official website for Horry County: www.horrycounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Horry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Conway.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Conway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Conway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Conway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Conway includes: 29526, 29527 & 29528.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Conway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Conway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ConwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8373, Longitude: -79.0520    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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