Conway is a city in the U. S. state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state's most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. Conway is unusual in; the city serves as a regional shopping, work, healthcare and cultural hub for Faulkner County and surrounding areas. Conway's growth can be attributed to its jobs in technology and higher education with its largest employers being Acxiom, the University of Central Arkansas, Hewlett Packard, Hendrix College, Insight Enterprises, many technology start up companies. Conway is home to three post-secondary educational institutions, earning it the nickname "The City of Colleges"; as of the 2017 Census Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 65,782, making Conway the eighth-largest city in Arkansas. Central Arkansas, the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, is ranked 75th largest in the United States with 734,622 people in 2016. Conway is part of the larger Little Rock–North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area, which in 2016 had a population of 905,847, ranked the country's 60th largest CSA.
The city of Conway was founded by Asa P. Robinson. Robinson was the chief engineer for the Little Rock-Fort Smith Railroad. 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. He laid off a town site around the depot and named it "Conway Station", in honor of a famous Arkansas family. Conway Station contained two small stores, two saloons, a depot, some temporary housing and a post office. Despite being founded as a railroad town, there exists no passenger service; the disappearance of passenger rail service in the region is attributed to the emphasis placed on the automobile. 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, he moved to the United States, settling in Pittsburgh, where he founded Duquesne University in October 1878.
Difficulties with Bishop John Tuigg led Strub to leave Pittsburgh in late October 1878 to travel to Conway. In 1879, Strub convinced the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad to deed 200,000 acres along the northern side of the Arkansas River to the Holy Ghost Fathers in order to found the St. Joseph Colony; this included land on which Father Strub built St. Joseph Catholic Church of Conway; as part of the land deal, the railroad offered land at 20 cents per acre to every German immigrant. In order to attract Roman Catholic Germans to Conway and the surrounding areas, Father Strub wrote The Guiding Star for the St. Joseph Colony. In addition to extolling the qualities of Conway and the surrounding area, Father Strub provided information on how best to travel from Europe to Conway. By 1889, over 100 German families had settled in Conway, giving the town many of its distinctively German street and business names. Conway was long the home of the late Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice James D. Johnson, who ran unsuccessful races for governor in 1956 against fellow Democrat Orval Eugene Faubus and in 1966 against the Republican Winthrop Rockefeller.
Johnson, a leading segregation activist during the confrontation over integration at Little Rock Central High School, went on to switch affiliation to the Republican Party in the 1980s, after the death of his nemesis Rockefeller. Johnson lost an important race in 1968 for the United States Senate against the incumbent James William Fulbright, his wife, the late Virginia Johnson, ran for governor in 1968, while he was running for U. S. Senate. On April 10, 1965, an F4 tornado struck Conway, causing 200 injuries. Conway is located in southwestern Faulkner County at 35°05′14″N 92°27′12″W. Interstate 40 passes through the north and east sides of the city, with access from Exits 124 through 129. Via I-40, Little Rock is 30 miles to the south, Russellville is 47 miles to the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, Conway has a total area of 45.6 square miles, of which 45.3 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 0.54%, is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and 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 private investment; the revitalization has brought new retail, office and residential construction to the historic downtown. As of the census of 2010, there were 58,908 people, 23,205 households, 13,969 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,299.2 people per square mile. There were 24,402 housing units at an average density of 538.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 77.4% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races. 5.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 23,205 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.8% were non-families.
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Arkansas General Assembly
The Arkansas General Assembly is the state legislature of the U. S. state of Arkansas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of the upper house Arkansas Senate with 35 members, the lower Arkansas House of Representatives with 100 members. All 135 representatives and state senators represent an equal amount of constituent districts; the General Assembly convenes on the second Monday of every other year. A session lasts for 60 days; the Governor of Arkansas can issue a "call" for a special session during the interims between regular sessions. The General Assembly meets at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock; the Arkansas General Assembly is authorized by the Arkansas Constitution, the state's fifth constitution. The first was constitution was ratified on January 30, 1836, the current constitution was adopted in 1874; the constitution has been amended throughout the state's history since 1874. Legislators met biennially, but today meet annually. In 1922, Frances Hunt became the first woman elected to a seat in the Arkansas General Assembly when she was elected to a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
The Arkansas General Assembly is responsible for amending the laws of Arkansas. The legislative process is similar to that of other state legislatures in the United States. Bills undergo committee review and three readings on the floor of each house of the legislature; the governor has veto power, but a simple majority of both houses of the legislature can override that veto. Legislators select 20 state representatives and 16 state senators to serve on the Arkansas Legislative Council, which oversees the Bureau of Legislative Research and acts as an organizing committee for the legislature. Amendment 73 of the Arkansas Constitution, approved by voters in the 1992 state general elections, set term limits for Representatives and Senators. Representatives were limited to three two-year terms; this was obviated by Amendment 94 of 2014, which extended the total years that could be served to 16, in any combination of House and Senate seats. Arkansas House of Representatives Arkansas Senate State of Arkansas Swamp Democrats Official website
U.S. Route 270
U. S. Route 270 is a spur of U. S. Route 70, it runs for 643 miles from Liberal, Kansas at U. S. Route 54 to White Hall, Arkansas at Interstate 530 and U. S. Route 65, it passes through the states of Arkansas and Kansas. It goes through the cities of Oklahoma City, Hot Springs, McAlester, Oklahoma. US 270 begins in the southeast part of Liberal, Kansas, at an intersection with US 83 and US 54. US 270 follows the south leg following US 83 south. US 270 only spends 3 miles in Kansas before crossing into Oklahoma. Seward County is the only Kansas county. US 270 enters Oklahoma in the eastern third of the Oklahoma Panhandle. From here it continues east along US 64 south towards Beaver, the county seat, along SH-23. South of Beaver, the road joins with US 412 and SH-3, the latter of which US 270 will overlap with through most of northwest Oklahoma. After leaving the Panhandle and picking up US 183 near Fort Supply, the highways turn southwest towards Woodward. US 412 splits away in Woodward. US 270, concurrent with US 183 and SH-3, proceed southeast toward Seiling.
West of Seiling, US 183 splits off to the south, but in Seiling, it is replaced by US 281. The routes continue southwest to Watonga, where US 270/281 turn south along SH-8, while SH-3 continues due east to concur with SH-33. In Geary, US 270 splits off on an independent alignment, looping through Calumet before joining with Interstate 40. US 270 remains concurrent with I-40 from Exit 115 through a distance of 66 miles. US 270, attached to I-40, runs through the core of the Oklahoma City Metro area, passing through the western suburbs of El Reno and Yukon into Oklahoma City proper; the partnership runs just south of Downtown and the Bricktown entertainment district on the Crosstown Expressway. Major interchanges with I-44 and I-35 are found in the city. I-40/US 270 serve two eastern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Del City and Midwest City and form the northern boundary between Midwest City's civilian areas and Tinker Air Force Base. US-270 exits from I-40 on the west side of Shawnee. US 270 serves most of the towns anchoring the area east of Oklahoma City, including Shawnee, Seminole and Holdenville.
It continues southeast to the city of a major southeastern Oklahoma city. It serves many of the small towns east of McAlester, such as Krebs, Bache and Hartshorne. After passing through Hartshorne, the roads curves to the northeast before turning onto a due east course taking it through Wilburton, Red Oak, Wister. In Wister, it turns south, running across Wister Lake's dam, proceeding southeast to Heavener. There, it meets US 59; the town highways head south from Heavener, passing through the Wister Wildlife Management Area before entering the Ouachita National Forest. The route serves as the northern terminus of US 259 near Page; the road squeezes into a valley between Black Fork Mountain and Rich Mountain. In this valley, it crosses the state line into Arkansas. US 270 enters Arkansas with US 59, runs east to Acorn, where it meets US 71; the route travels 15 miles north on US 71 to Y City where it splits off and continues east. The route meets AR 88 in Pencil Bluff and AR 27 in Mt. Ida before heading to Hot Springs.
Entering the city, US 270 meets US 70 southwest of town and runs concurrent with it around Hot Springs using the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway before leaving the freeway and running along Malvern Avenue southeast of the city. US 270 intersects with I-30 just outside Malvern, running a short distance northeast on the freeway before interchanging with the George Hopkins Loop bypass and running south around the city. After meeting with US 67 east of town, the alignment turns east-southeast meeting AR 229 in Poyen and AR 190/AR 291 in Prattsville before crossing paths with US 167 in Sheridan; the route trails east towards Pine Bluff terminating at and interchanging with I-530/US 65 in White Hall. Directly east of this interchange, the highway used to continue along Sheridan Road before terminating at AR 365/Dollarway Road in northwest Pine Bluff; this former section of the route is now signed AR 365 Spur. In Arkansas, US-270 was Highway 6. In Arkansas, it has been proposed that part of AR-51 will become part of US-270.
On I-30's current concurrency with US-270, going east, drivers can take exit 99 and make a right on US-270 East. If drivers make a left when they take exit 99, they must make a left to get on I-30 West/US-270 West because there is no outlet past that; that road has been proposed to be extended to AR-51. This will form the future northern terminus of AR-51; this means that drivers can make a left to get on AR-51 South and will have to make a right to get on US-270 West. US-270 will meet the current US-270. Drivers can make a left to get on the future US-270 Business East and must make a right to get on US-270 West, just like AR-51 did. From east to west, the future US-270 will go through the cities of Rockport and Magnet Cove. U. S. Highway 270B is a 9.4-mile-long business route in Arkansas. It runs through Arkansas. Seminole, Oklahoma. S. 270 to OK-9. This highway is disputed as a state or U. S. highway, as both signs are posted. Magnet Cove, Arkansas Malvern, Arkansas Endpoints of U. S. Highway 270
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
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The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
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The Arkansas Timberlands is a region of the U. S. state of Arkansas encompassing the area south of the Ouachita Mountains, south of Central Arkansas and west of the Arkansas Delta. With several different definitions in use by various state agencies, the Arkansas Timberlands is a region known for dense pine and cypress forests covering hilly terrain and lining numerous rivers. Modern settlement created a significant logging industry and subsequent clearance agriculture which provided the basis of the local economy until the discovery of petroleum. Local tourism is based on the popularity of deer hunting and bass fishing. Attractions there include Marks' Mills Battleground Historical Monument, Jenkins' Ferry Battleground Historical Monument, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, South Arkansas Arboretum, Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, White Oak Lake State Park, Poison Springs Battleground State Park, Millwood State Park, Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
The Arkansas Timberlands is the birthplace of former President of the United States Bill Clinton. The region can be defined by Sevier County in the northwest, a portion of Jefferson County in the northeast, Ashley County in the southeast, Miller County in the southwest; some notable towns there include Star City, Crossett, El Dorado, Camden, Smackover and Texarkana. The region can be defined as the Arkansas segment of the Piney Woods. Counties within the Arkansas Timberlands region: Arkansas portal
Sheridan is a city and county seat of Grant County, United States. The community is located deep in the forests of the Arkansas Timberlands, it sits at the intersection of US Highways 167 and 270. Early settlers were drawn to the area by the native timber, still a important part of Sheridan's economy, although the city has diversified into several other industries. Sheridan's history includes a college, Missionary Baptist College, until its closure in 1934, a series of conflicts during the Civil Rights Movement. Located at the southern end of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, Sheridan has been experiencing a population boom in recent years, as indicated by a 49% growth in population between the 1990 and 2010 censuses; the population as of the 2010 census was 4,603. In 1818-1824, the land that Sheridan occupies was the site of a Quapaw reservation. After the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Quapaw were pushed further west. By 1833 most of the natives had been moved westward and the land was ceded to the United States.
Sheridan was named after Lieutenant-General Philip Sheridan, who served as the 8th Commanding General of the United States Army from 1883 to 1888. The first white settler was Dr. Richard C. Rhodes, a native of North Carolina. At the beginning of the 20th century, a railroad passed through Sheridan south into Dallas County; the railroad, owned by E. S. McCarty, carried freight and passengers for hire. From 1917 to 1934, Missionary Baptist College operated in Sheridan; the college suffered from financial troubles due to the Great Depression. The college provided local residents with courses, not only in theology, but in Latin, physiology and expression. A 1920 bulletin issued by the college wrote that its goal was "to teach and emphasize the principles for which the real Baptists of Arkansas stand and for which true Baptists have stood for nineteen centuries... this is no preacher manufacturing establishment the Lord alone has the prerogative of calling men to preach the gospel." The revamped Missionary Baptist Seminary thereafter opened in Little Rock.
In 1943, Jewell Williams, a Jehovah's Witness, was convicted in the Mayor's Court for selling Bibles without a permit under Sheridan City Ord. No. 50. and fined $10. On a trial de novo, he obtained the same result. Williams joined other members of his faith and appealed similar convictions occurring across the state to the Arkansas Supreme Court in Berry v. City of Hope, challenging the city ordinance as unconstitutional under the First Amendment; the court held the ordinances unconstitutional. The "Mighty 1090" KAAY radio station sponsored the Rebel Springs Rock Festival of 1973 5 miles east of Sheridan on Highway 270 that included ZZ Top as a headliner. Tickets were $4 before the show and lasted three days, July 4–6, 1973; the National Guard was sent out to maintain "peace". Local property owners attempted to get a court-ordered injunction to halt the festival from talking place, on the legal theory of nuisance, but to no avail. Sheridan is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the 2010 United States census of 2010, there were 4,603 people, 1,841 households, 1,238 families residing in the city. The population density was 1150.8 people per square mile. There were 2,007 housing units at an average density of 501.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races. 2.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,841 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.8% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36.6 years. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4 % female. The median income for a household in the city was $57,305, the median income for a family was $64,123. Males had a median income of $46,438 versus $31,580 for females; the per capita income for the city was $23,969. About 3.8% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 3,872 people, 1,509 households, 1,050 families residing in the city; the population density was 978.8 people per square mile. There were 1,685 housing units at an average density of 426.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.34% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, 0.65% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,509 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.4% were non-families.
27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64