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Center Ridge, Arkansas
Location of Center Ridge in Conway County, Arkansas.
Location of Center Ridge in Conway County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Conway
 • Total 9.52 sq mi (24.67 km2)
 • Land 9.47 sq mi (24.53 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
758 ft (231 m)
 • Total 290
 • Density 30.62/sq mi (11.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 501
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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 290
U.S. Decennial Census


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

  • Conlan and John Carter, actors.
  • 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.
  • Matt Stell, a country singer born and risen here.
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