Conover History

The town of Conover originated in 1871 at a railway junction known as a “Y”, functioning as a point where trains could travel east, west, or south on the Southern Railway. The Smyre family established a boarding house and eatery for railway men at the site, and the area became known as “Wye Town.” Other prominent families settled in the area and bequeathed large tracts of land for Concordia College and the Lutheran Church. According to legend, the town was later named “Canova” to honor a sculptor but later changed to “Conover” and incorporated in 1877.

The name “Wye Station” harks back to the days when this area was known as a bustling hub. With I-40, Highway 321, and Highway 16 within easy access, the townhomes will offer small town community atmosphere within an hour’s drive of the Appalachian mountains, the acclaimed city of Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, the largest metropolis in North Carolina.

Source: Isenhower, Mrs. J.A. “History of Conover, North Carolina.” Catawba Report, Observer-News- Enterprise, Jan. 1969,, 2016.


Wye Station is ideally located to major transportation routes, while maintaining its neighborhood feel and proximity to local services:

  • 0.6 miles from NC Hwy 16 – soon to be 4 lane to Charlotte
  • 1.5 miles from I-40
  • 2.5 miles to Rock Barn Golf Club
  • 0.8 miles to YMCA
  • 1.7 miles to Walmart anchored retail mall
  • 0.7 miles to downtown Conover

Wye Station Townhomes are currently available by pre-sale; contact us with any questions!