Center Conway, New Hampshire

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Center Conway, New Hampshire
Unincorporated community
Main street of Center Conway, New Hampshire. On the right is the old Town House, and on the left is the United Methodist Church.
Main street of Center Conway, New Hampshire. On the right is the old Town House, and on the left is the United Methodist Church.
Center Conway is located in New Hampshire
Center Conway
Center Conway
Coordinates: 43°59′44″N 71°03′40″W / 43.99556°N 71.06111°W / 43.99556; -71.06111Coordinates: 43°59′44″N 71°03′40″W / 43.99556°N 71.06111°W / 43.99556; -71.06111
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Carroll
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03813
Area code(s) 603
GNIS feature ID 871651[1]

Center Conway is an unincorporated communitywithin the town of Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. From the late 19th century until the Second World War, Center Conway was known for its corn cannery. Today the homes are mostly residential, with many vacationers visiting the scenic Conway Lake. The old corn farms have given way to modern businesses, though summer corn is still harvested from local corn fields.

History[edit]

Center Conway is the oldest settlement of Conway, New Hampshire. The first annual town meeting of Conway was held there on February 20, 1770, by Thomas Merrill and Joshua Heath. Until the town house was built in 1837, the town meetings were held in homes or taverns.[2]

Seasonal vacationers[edit]

Town beach on Conway Lake in Center Conway

Though the village has grown during the last century, most of its inhabitants are holiday visitors, who take advantage of the scenic setting surrounding Conway Lake and the White Mountains. Former visitors came only in the summer, but more and more families are winterizing their summer homes for skiing on nearby Mt. Cranmore.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Center Conway". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Conway, New Hampshire 1765-1997, by Janet McAllister Hounsell and Ruth Burnham Davis Horne (Portsmouth: Peter Randall Publisher, 1998)