Located on a hillside in the center of town, East Central University is one of Ada's crown jewels. A state-supported, fully accredited regional four-year university, ECU serves over 4,500 students. Founded in 1909
Ada is blessed with a variety of recreational activities which include a strong tennis program, four softball fields, two golf courses and a skeet range. The Ada area is nationally recognized as a coon hunters' paradise with several different hunts scheduled here.
At the Chickasaw Tribal Complex, Headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation, the Cultural Center is located in a beautifully preserved two-story building and offers an educational look at modern tribal society, plus providing an opportunity to view tribal artifacts dating back to the 1500s.
The Pontotoc Co. Historical and Genealogical Society was organized in October, 1967 in the home of Mrs. Mattie Logsdon at Ada, Oklahoma. Our purpose has been many-fold, We are attempting to copy and preserve the history of our county as many of the early towns and villages no longer exist;