About This Place
Center Ridge is an unincorporated census-designated place in Conway County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 388. Clifton Clowers lived in Center Ridge, Arkansas. He was the subject of the hit song Wolverton Mountain, written by Merle Kilgore and Claude King, and released in 1962. The song sold 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 new century.
Ken Rossi grew up in Center Ridge and became an accountant after playing basketball for the Nemo Vista Red Hawks. Dr. Amy Parish, Neuropsychologist, was raised in Center Ridge and graduated from Nemo Vista. She went on to obtain her Doctorate and now is a well-respected Neuropsychologist in Little Rock, Arkansas.