Ardmore is a business, cultural and tourism city in and the county seat of Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 24,283.
Ardmore was named after the affluent Philadelphia suburb and historic Pennsylvania Main Line stop Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which was named after Ardmore, Ireland by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1873. The name Ardmore is Gaelic signifying high grounds or hills. On April 22, 1966 Ardmore was the site of the worst plane crash in Oklahoma history, which killed 83 people.
In the early 1900s, Ardmore became well known for its abundance of cotton-growing fields and eventually became known as the world's largest inland cotton port.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,046, and the median income for a family was $37,758.
Ardmore is the principal center of trade for a ten-county region in south central Oklahoma, with a retail pull factor of 1.7 - 1.9. Ardmore's major employers are Michelin North America, with 1,900 employees and Mercy Memorial Health Center, with 900 employees. Several hundred employees work for regional distribution centers for Best Buy, Dollar Tree (Marietta) and Dollar General Stores, among others. Until early 2009, Ardmore was also home to a large regional distribution center for the now-defunct retail electronics chain, Circuit City and was also home to a 1-800-flowers call center.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Black Theater of Ardmore - Category: Historical - The Black Theater of Ardmore is a historic theater building in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It was built in 1922 during a time of racial segregation, when Ardmore's community of more than 2,000 African American residents had its own business district and its own residential area. The theater provided entertainment for black residents who were excluded from patronizing white theaters.
It is also a symbol to the once-thriving black business district of Ardmore. It functioned as a theater until 1944, when it was sold to the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Blue Pig BBQ - Category: BBQ - 2610 West Broadway Street, Ardmore, OK 73401-2531 (580) 226-5557 - (visit website)
K C's Smokehouse - Category: BBQ - 718 South Commerce Street, Ardmore, OK 73401-5001 (580) 226-7427
7 Sisters Soul Food Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 309 E Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401 (580) 223-6375
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