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Center Ridge, Arkansas

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Country  United States
County  Conway
GNIS feature ID  76571
Population  388 (2010)
Area code  501
State  Arkansas
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Elevation  231 m
Local time  Tuesday 9:20 AM
Center Ridge, Arkansas
Weather  9°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 76% Humidity
Area  23.06 km² (22.93 km² Land / 12 ha Water)

Center Ridge is an unincorporated census-designated place in Conway County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 388. Clifton Clowers lived in Center Ridge. He was the subject of the hit song "Wolverton Mountain", written by Merle Kilgore and Claude King, and released in 1962, selling over twenty million copies. The song was later recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


Map of Center Ridge, AR 72027, USA


Center Ridge is the headquarters of the Nemo Vista School District and home to Nemo Vista High School. The school's mascot is the Redhawks and red and white serve as the school colors.

Notable people

Two brothers born in Center Ridge, Conlan Carter and John Carter, became actors. Conlan Carter (born 1934) appeared in James Whitmore's The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962) and the World War II series Combat! (1962–1967), both on ABC. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role of "Doc" on Combat!. He subsequently left acting and became an airline pilot. John Carter (born 1927) continued to act in occasional roles into the 21st century.

Rick Beck, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Conway and Perry counties since 2015, is an electrical engineer born in Little Rock but a resident of Center Ridge.


Center Ridge, Arkansas Wikipedia

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