Ardmore Oklahoma Facts


  • The name Ardmore is Gaelic for high grounds or hills
  • Haliburton and Noble Energy companies were started in Ardmore
  • A 1915 disaster killed 45 people (railroad car containing casing gas exploded in downtown)
  • A 1966 plane crash killed 83 people just outside Ardmore
  • In the early 1900′s Ardmore was known as the world’s largest inland cotton port
  • Ardmore is home to several regional distribution centers (Best Buy, Dollar Tree, Dollar General)
  • Ardmore’s largest employer is Michelin North America which employs close to 2,000
  • Ardmore’s second largest employer is Mercy Memorial Health Center with around 900 employees