Conway was founded by Asa P. Robinson, who came to the area shortly after the Civil War. Robinson was the chief engineer for the Little Rock-Fort Smith Railroad (now the Union Pacific). Part of his compensation was the deed to a tract of land, one square mile, located near the old settlement of Cadron. When the railroad came through, Robinson deeded a small tract of his land back to the railroad for a depot site.
Little Rock – Conway: 35 min approx.
Conway - Fort Smith: 1 hr 54 min approx.
Fort Smith - Conway: 1 hr. 55 mins. approx.
Conway - Little Rock: 35 mins. approx.