Facts About Ardmore
Ardmore was named after the affluent Philadelphia suburb and historic PRR Main Line stop of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which was named after Ardmore in County Waterford, Ireland, by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1873.
Ardmore is the county seat of Carter County, Oklahoma, United States, Founded in 1887 in Chickasaw Indian Territory after the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
The name “Ardmore” is Irish for high grounds or hills.
Ardmore is located in southeastern Carter County at 34°10′52″N 97°07′46″W (34.181240, −97.129363).
Ardmore has a total area of 51.8 square miles, of which 49.9 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles is water.
The estimated population of Ardmore is 24,834, as of 2020.
Ardmore is home to two universities: Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) and Murray State College (MURSC).
The economy of Ardmore is largely driven by agriculture and manufacturing industries such as oil production and lumber milling industries.
The downtown area is home to the American Banjo Museum and is known for its annual International Bluegrass Music Festival held each April.
The city has been nicknamed “Little Nashville” for its music history.