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Conway Cemetery State Park

James Sevier Conway's grave at Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park preserves the final resting place of James Sevier Conway (1796-1855),…
James Sevier Conway's grave at Conway Cemetery State Park
James Sevier Conway's grave at Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park
Conway Cemetery State Park

What to know

When Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836, James Sevier Conway (1796-1855) took office as Arkansas’s first governor. This 11-acre historic site preserves Conway’s final resting place, where a biographical marker details the life of Governor Conway is featured in the park. The cemetery was the family plot located at the former Conway home site, a large cotton plantation named Walnut Hill. There are no campsites or visitor services available at this state historic site.