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Elmore City

Garvin County,

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73433, 73035

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The population of Elmore City is approximately 763 (2005), 697 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 370 (2000), 286 (2010).

The amount of land area in Elmore City is 0.908 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elmore City is 0.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elmore City to Washington DC is 1225 miles. The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elmore City is positioned 34.62 degrees north of the equator and 97.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Elmore City elevation is 970 feet above sea level.
The Elmore City city color is purple and white.

Elmore City per capita income is $12,486 (2000).
Elmore City median income is $23,810 (2000).

The Elmore City median home price is $38,300 (2000).

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Location

Elmore City location: in southern Oklahoma at the intersection of Highways 29 (east/west) and 74 (north/so uth), 10 miles west of the I-35 exit #66. Elmore City is about 41 miles from Ardmore or Norman. Other nearby communities include Maysville, Pauls Valley, Ratliff City, Wynnewood, Paoli, Erin Springs and Davis.

Here is a page with a map of the city limits

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Climate & Weather

Elmore City average annual precipitation is 37.6 inches per year.
Elmore City average annual snowfall is 7.9 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 37.2 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 62.4 degrees F.

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Elmore City history:

The Post Office was established here on 11 June, 1890 as Elmore. The naame was changed to Banner on 7 September, 1910. The name was changed once more on 4 March, 1911 to Elmore City. The city was named for J.O. Elmore, a prominent early day resident.

1985 Interview Charla Fox Brown did with long time resident Alma Jacks
Elmore City, Oklahoma was founded about 1895 by Oliver Elmore. Alma Jacks, the interviewee, stated that she came from Texas with her mother and father in a covered wagon in 1919 and parked their wagons on the empty lot that now is where the elementary school is located. There was a cotton gin on the south side of town about 1 1/2 blocks east of what is now Hwy 74. Everyone who farmed cotton hauled it by wagon to Wynnewood to be sold. Broomcorn went the other direction to Lindsay. In the early 1940's, there was an oil boom in and around Elmore City, which lasted three or four years. At that time, the population count was around 900.

About this time Elmore had a drug store owned and operated by W.E. Dodge, a dry goods store owned and operated by C.C. Grundy and later by Fred Combs. Tolivers Hardware was located on the corner on the west side of the street 1/2 block south of where the Bank / Post Office now stands. The bank and post office were both rebuilt in the late 1960's or early 1970's. The schoolhouse was where the high school is now located and was a two story wood building. The present day grade school was built in 1943.

Another resident interviewed was Mr. Al Haliun who moved to Elmore City in about 1968. He stated that since he has been in Elmore the town has grown both in population and business. The Elmore City Lake was built about 3 years before Mr. & Mrs. Halliun moved to Elmore. Elmore City also had at one time not only a walk in movie theater but also a drive in theater which stood about where the Bural home now stands.

Garvin County history

"Samuel J. Garvin was born Jan. 28, 1844 (?) in Kentucky, the son of John and Mary (Stithe) Garvin. at the outbreak of the Civil War he migrated to Colorado. He joined a freighting caravan headed for the the Southwest. There were seven wagons loaded with merchandise and each pulled by five or six teams of oxen. They were owned by Henry Myers. Experience gained on this trip from Colorado east down the Santa Fe Trail fitted him for his years as a freighter in the Indian Territory.

At Fort Arbuckle, he met and married an Indian girl, Susan Muncrief, and by doing so became an adopted member of the Chickasaw tribe. He gained control of large blocs of land, which were later relinquished when allotment by severalty was enacted. He moved to Pauls Valley and operated a mercantile business. One of his employees was Walter J. Harris, who provides some clear impressions of the character of the namesake of Garvin County. Mr. Harris regards Samuel Garvin as one of the best judges of character he has ever known - a man who could size up a customer's honesty, credit rating and future potentials with a glance. In the many years he worked for Garvin in his store and banks he does not recall this judgement ever causing his boss a loss.

Hard life as a freighter had been a good teacher, Mr. Garvin became widely identified with the banking institutions of the area. With Calvin J. Grant, he first organized a private bank which was followed by the First National Bank of Pauls Valley of which he was president at the time of his death on July 20, 1908. He was also president of the First National Bank of Maysville and a director and vice president of the State Bank of ELMORE CITY. He was president of the Pauls Valley Mill and Elevator Company also, and retained extensive ranching interests." from the Garvin County History book dated 1957
The incorporation date of Elmore City: 12 December 1898

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