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Morrilton

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Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. The city is the county seat of Conway County. The population was 6,767 at the 2010 census.HistoryMorrilton was incorporated on November 24, 1879, and is named after landowners E.J. and George H. Morrill. Most of the downtown area is built on the farm adjacent to the Morrills formerly owned by James M. Moose.The city was home to Harding College, now Harding University of Searcy, Arkansas, for about a decade in the 1920s and 1930s. The original campus of Harding University is now the Southern Christian Home, a church-supported residential child care facility.GeographyMorrilton is located in southern Conway County at . It is bordered on the south by the Arkansas River.Interstate 40 passes through the northern side of the city, leading southeast to Little Rock and west to Fort Smith. U.S. Route 64 is the main road through the city center, leading east 6mi to Plumerville and northwest to Atkins. Arkansas Highway 9 forms an eastern bypass of Morrilton and leads north to Clinton and south across the Arkansas River to Perryville.
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