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Carter County, Oklahoma


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Ardmore is approximately 29,000 (2000), 24283 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,626 (1990), 9740 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ardmore is 55.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.486 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ardmore to Washington DC is 1217 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ardmore is positioned 34.19 degrees north of the equator and 97.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ardmore elevation is 886 feet above sea level.
Ardmore average annual rainfall is 34.3 inches per year


in south-central Oklahoma, not far from the Texas border between Oklahoma City and Dallas, Texas on the south side of the Arbuckle Mountains.
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seasonal. The winters are usually mild and the summers warm. The average growing season is 233 days per year. The relative humidity ranges from 47 to 64%.
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History & History Related Items

The area which is now the City of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was originally part of the Louisiana Purchase and settled by the Chickasaw Indians in 1862.

Ardmore, itself, had its beginnings with the railroad. In 1887, the Santa Fe Railroad came through and the town was born 28 July 1887 when the first train arrived. It was a tent city at first, named after Ardmore, Pennsylvania which had been named after Ardmore By-the-Sea, Ireland. The railroad brought the materials to build a real town. Ardmore quickly grew as a trading center. By the 1890's, it was the largest inland cotton center in the world. Its primary industries were cotton ginning, and coal and asphalt mining. In 1895, the "Great Fire" burned nearly all of the town, but the current Ardmore came up from the ashes. The town prospered not only because of the railroad, but also because of trucking and agriculture. More industry has come in recent years.

In 1898 with a population of approximately 6200 citizens, Ardmore became a chartered city. It was eventually incorporated as a city in 1959.

In 1899, the first public high school was established. It was the first public high school in either Indian Territory or Oklahoma Territory (Oklahoma became a state in 1907).
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The founding of Ardmore

28 July 1887


Take a virtual tour Greater Sw Historical Museum
35 Sunset Dr SW
Ardmore, OK 73401-2852
Phone: 580-226-3857
Life in a turn-of-the-20th century Ardmore, from Indian Territory days to the 1930s, is depicted in the Sam Noble Hall. Furniture, furnishings and fashions from stores, offices, barns, and homes have been collected. An adjoining Military Annex contains armed services' memorabilia from the American Revolution through Operation Desert Storm. The Museum is operated by the Carter County Historical Society.

Eliza Cruce Hall Doll Museum
Ardmore Public Library
320 E St. NW
Phone: (580) 223-8290
Over 300 rare and antique dolls, collected by the niece of Oklahoma's second governor, Lee J. Cruce, are on display.

Things to see and do in Ardmore.
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Ardmore City Government

The City of Ardmore
23 S. Washington
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone: (580) 226-2100

Ardmore has a City Manager/City Council type of Government. It is the County seat of Carter County.


Carter County Clerk
1st Ave SW At B St SW
Ardmore, OK 73401
Phone: 580-223-8162

Ardmore Chamber

Ardmore Chamber Of Commerce
410 W Main St
P.O. Box 1585 Ardmore, OK 73402
Phone: 580-223-7765
Fax: (580) 223-7825

Ardmore Organizations

Ardmore Chamber Of Commerce
410 W Main St
P.O. Box 1585 Ardmore, OK 73402
Phone: 580-223-7765
Fax: (580) 223-7825

Ardmore Libraries

Ardmore Public Library
320 E St NW
Ardmore, OK 73401-4304
Phone: 580-223-8290
Fax (580) 223-2033
Postal address
320 E Street NW
Ardmore, OK 73401
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Ardmore Schools

Ardmore School Superintendent
800 M St NE
Ardmore, OK 73401-7340
Phone: 580-226-7650

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Ardmore Higher Education Center Ardmore


The population of Ardmore was:
1898 - 6,200
1990 - 23,079
2000 - 29,000

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