It is recalled that Dr. William Monnet had a madstone and people of that time felt much safer in this wild new country with a madstone available. Mrs. J.K. Van Meter remember seeing the stone used. Sh... The Conway Springs Madstone
The spring house at Conway Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is immortalized within the city park where visitors can still see the bubbling water as it freely flows into the encased pool.
The story goes that in 1882
Five churches are active in the Conway Springs community: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), First Baptist Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the United Methodist Church.
One Conway Springs home is of special interest because it was built by the founder of the town, Hiram M. Cranmer, and was one of the first larger homes in the community.
Mr. Cranmer built his first home in what was to become Conway Springs - a sod house located at what is now 217