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Aside from Elkton, there are a few even smaller communities in southern Giles County. Places like Conway, Vinta Mill, Bryson, Bee Spring, and Bunker Hill are farming communities with rich histories. For the people who grew up in these communities, their memories paint a vivid picture of rural life in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Although it has been known by many names, Conway is the most common name of the community. Like other farm communities, Conway's gathering place was the store; Butler's was a place to stop for essentials and to learn the latest news. The school and churches were also essential to community identity.

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