Place:Elmore City, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States

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NameElmore City
Alt namesElmoresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40003631
TypeTown
Coordinates34.623°N 97.396°W
Located inGarvin, Oklahoma, United States
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Elmore City is a town in Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census.[1] It was named after J. O. Elmore.

There are two main highways running through Elmore City. One of the Highways is Oklahoma State Highway 29, running west-east. The other is Oklahoma State Highway 74, running north-south. It is about 12 miles west of Wynnewood, 25.5 miles south of Purcell, and about 23 miles west of U.S. Highway 177.

History

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The first business in Elmore City was opened by Jasper N. Black in an area just northeast of what is now Elmore City. Black was an enterprising man who knew that the settlers needed a place to buy supplies without having to travel to the east to what would become Pauls Valley. Historians state that after Black opened his supply store in 1890 on Rock Creek, the number of settlers quickly grew and a community was formed called Banner. Banner quickly spread to the southwest and a post office was established and the name changed to Elmore for J. O. Elmore, another prominent business man. According to the Gideon Book of Historical Places, the word city was added to Elmore after the name was confused with Elmer. The city was incorporated as a community in 1898 with Black serving as the first mayor. He served two terms. Elmore City was rapidly developed and was rated as the best inland town in the county, so much that it was considered along with Wynnewood and Pauls Valley for the county seat, but was forced to drop out of the race as the other two began to develop.

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