Center Ridge, Arkansas

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Center Ridge, Arkansas
Census-designated place
Center Ridge is located in Arkansas
Center Ridge
Center Ridge
Coordinates: 35°22′26″N 92°33′47″W / 35.37389°N 92.56306°W / 35.37389; -92.56306
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Conway
Area[1]
 • Total 8.902 sq mi (23.06 km2)
 • Land 8.855 sq mi (22.93 km2)
 • Water 0.047 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 388
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 501
GNIS feature ID 76571[3]

Center Ridge is an unincorporated census-designated place in Conway County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 388.[2] 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.

Education[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4]

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Coordinates: 35°22′26″N 92°33′47″W / 35.37389°N 92.56306°W / 35.37389; -92.56306