Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway

Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway (HM79N)

Location: Conway, SC 29526 Horry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 50.103', W 79° 2.759'

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By 1733, Kingston Townshiphad been "marked out"in this area, and by 1737the town of Kingston wasin existence. Since manylandowners were non-residents, the townshipdid not flourish. In 1801,the town was renamedConwayborough. RobertConway had acquiredlarge landholdings inthe area, and in 1805he conveyed some 223 acresto the town. In 1883,the town name waschanged to Conway.

Robert Conway
Robert Conway came to this area from Charlestonbefore 1790. He becamea large landholderand public official,serving six termsin the South CarolinaGeneral Assembly. Hewas a veteran of theAmerican Revolution,and in 1806 succeededPeter Horry as Brigadierof the Sixth SouthCarolina Brigade.Conway died in Georgetownin 1823, at age seventy.
HM NumberHM79N
Marker Number26-5
Year Placed1976
Placed ByCity of Conway and Horry County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 680810 N 3745584
Decimal Degrees33.83505000, -79.04598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.103', W 79° 2.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 6.18" N, 79° 2' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 229-299 US-501 BUS, Conway SC 29526, US
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