Ardmore, Oklahoma

A Wonderful place to Live, Visit, Work and Play... Nestled at the foot of the Arbuckle mountains and surrounded by seven lakes totaling 100,000 acres, Ardmore is one of Oklahoma's most unique communities. Its strategic location on I-35, just 90 miles from either Dallas or Oklahoma City, gives Ardmore a unique market proximity.

Ardmore's turn-of-the-century downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brick sidewalks, period street lamps, benches, and landscaped islands lend flavor to the area. Boutiques, antique malls, specialty stores and quaint restaurants are found among the historic structures on and near Main Street.

In 1887, a Santa Fe railroad crew stopped in the Chickasaw Indian Territory halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City to set up camp. They plowed a quarter-mile furrow to designate a main street among the buffalo bones and hers of wild horses and deer. The emerging town was named after Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which was named after Ardmore-By-The-Sea Ireland.

Twice the city was nearly destroyed, and twice it was rebuilt. In 1895 a livery stable fire burned 82 businesses and homes in six hours. Then in 1915, a worker pounding on a railroad tanker full of gasoline set off an explosion in the railroad yard that leveled the depot and blew off building tops.

The spirit and character that twice rebuilt the city remain today. Agriculture, oil, and industry fueled the growth of Ardmore into the city it is and is still becoming.

Attractions near Ardmore, Oklahoma

Mohawk Trading Post

First Indian trading post in Oklahoma. ...

Canadian County Historical Museum

Canadian County Memorabilia. ...

Whittenberg Lake

Whittenberg Lake offers fishing on the south end of the lake. The north end of the lake is privately owned property. Call ...

Statehood Convention Marker

The first convention to advocate single statehood for Oklahoma was called to order September, 30, 1893, in the old Trinity Me...

Lake Etling Fishing

Jetties and berms along the 5 miles of shoreline provide excellent fishing opportunities at Lake Carl G. Etling. Brush shelte...

Horn Canna Farm

One of the world's largest exclusive canna growers....


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1981 Ardmore Oklahoma Flooding

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