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    Conway County was formed on October 20, 1825, from a portion of Pulaski County and named for Henry Wharton Conway who was the territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress.
    The town of Cadron, which was then located centrally in Conway County, was made a temporary county seat. In 1829, the territorial legislature moved the county seat to Harrisburg (then the house of Stephen Harris in Welbourne Township), and in 1831, the county seat was moved again after Dr. Nimrod Menifee donated a plot of land in Lewisburg for the building of a courthouse. Lewisburg remained the county seat until 1850, when it moved to Springfield because of that town's more central location. The first post office for the county was at Peconery, an early settlement on the Arkansas River between Lewisburg and Cadron.


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Arkansas Dept of Health

Arkansas Dept of Health
Division of Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 661-2174
Fax: (501) 663-2832
  • Vital Records is responsible for the collection and issuance of birth and death certificates and marriage and divorce coupons.
  • Birth and death certificates serve two purposes. They are the definitive legal documents of identity and they collect important medical information about the two most important events – birth and death.
  • Marriage and divorce coupons are so called because they are removed from the bottom of marriage and divorce certificates, the original of which is retained in the offices of the county clerk of courts; these coupons contain limited information.

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Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
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117 South Moose St.
Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone (501)354-9617
Fax (501)354-9612
County Clerk
117 South Moose St.
Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone (501)354-9621
Fax (501)354-9610
Conway County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 865
Morrilton, AR 72110

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