Center Ridge, Arkansas
|Center Ridge, Arkansas|
|• 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)|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||76571|
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.
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.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Taylor city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Center Ridge, Arkansas
- "Rick Beck". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
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