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.