Ravenden is a town in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 470 at the 2010 census.
U.S. Highway 63 runs through the town, as does the Burlington-Northern Railroad. The community building, still in use, was dedicated in 1960. Ray Ellis was mayor at that time. Also in 1960, the railroad agent for the Frisco Railroad (St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad) was Charles Roark. The Frisco was bought out by, and merged with, the Burlington-Northern Railroad in 1980.
Spring River flows near Ravenden. Spring River originates at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, its flow coming from a very large spring there. Spring River flows into Black River near Black Rock, Arkansas. The Black River, which originates in the Southeastern Missouri counties of Iron and Reynolds, flows into Arkansas in Clay County, near Corning. It flows into the White River at Jacksonport, in Jackson County, just above Newport. The White River originates in the Boston Mountains in Madison County, Arkansas. The White River, after flowing north into Missouri, cuts back south and across Arkansas. The White River joins the Mississippi River just south of Arkansas City, Arkansas, in Desha County.
There are quite a number of other cities and towns in Lawrence County. These include Walnut Ridge, the county seat, and the cities of Black Rock and Hoxie. Towns include: Alicia, College City, Imboden, Lynn, Minturn, Portia, Powhatan, Sedgwick, Smithville, and Strawberry.
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