Walsh County, North Dakota


Conway, North Dakota, public school, 1910s

Conway, North Dakota, public school, 1910s

Conway, North Dakota (Incorporated)
Population (2010): 23
Post Office Established: January 12, 1885
Location: NE 1/4 Sec. 23-155-55
Township: Eden Twp.
Area: 0.2 square miles (all land)
Incorporation: 1895
Peak Population: 228 in 1890
Other Names: Eden and Kelner
Elevation: 993 ft.
Zip Code: 58232

Conway, North Dakota, public school, 1910s
CONWAY. This was originally EDEN, a pioneer settlement founded in 1882 in the NE 1/4 sec. 23-155-55, Eden Twp. It failed to develop, but in 1884 a Great Northern Railroad Station was built there, and a farm post office called KELNER was established at the site. The following year, on January 12, 1885, it was renamed CONWAY when postmaster Norman Kelner adopted the new name. A farm post office named Conway, about two miles to the north, had operated for twenty-seven days in late 1884, and may have had some influence in the naming of the station. The village incorporated in 1895 and reached a peak population of 228 in 1890, with a decline to just 33 in 1980. The elevation is 993, and the Zip Code is 58232. Since October 27, 1961, the post office has been a rural branch of Fordville. Lloyd Bennett Omdahl, a former Tax Commissioner and ND Lt. Governor (1987) was born here in 1931. Kilner is an erroneous spelling. 2 (2,3,18,40,75) (pg 101)

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