Conway is a quaint town located on the Waccamaw River approximately twelve miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Its population was 16,317 at the 2010 census. Established in 1732 as Kingston and renamed Conway following the American Revolution, Conway is the county seat of Horry County and is the home of Coastal Carolina University. Conway offers a wonderful variety of activities for individuals of all ages and interests including delightful boutiques, sumptuous cuisine from numerous restaurants and bistros, and a renowned local theater which always has something to offer. Numerous buildings and structures located in Conway are on the National Register of Historic Places. Among these is the City Hall building, designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument.