Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, 51 miles (82 km) northwest of Little Rock. The town was home to Harding College, now Harding University of Searcy, Arkansas, for about a decade in the 1920s and 1930s. The population was 6,767 at the 2010 Census. The city is the county seat of Conway County. Morrilton was the birthplace of former Lieutenant Governor Nathan Green Gordon (1916–2008), a distinguished naval aviator during World War II.