Carter County was formerly a part of Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Named for a prominent early-day family, the county ranges from hilly, rugged terrain in the north, exemplified by the Arbuckle Mountains, to rolling plains with productive oil fields in the south. Ardmore, the county seat, located midway between Dallas and Oklahoma City on Interstate 35, is the site of the Uniroyal Tire Company, Ardmore Higher Education Center, Ardmore Area Vocational-Technical School and the Noble Foundation. The Joe Brown Company, Ardmore Manufacturing, Bluebonnet Millings Company, Sunshine Industries and Lumbermen's Millwork & Supply are also located in Ardmore. Healdton, located in western Carter County, was the site of the Healdton field which, as its peak in 1916 produced an estimated 95,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Lake Murray Resort, located seven miles south of Ardmore, offers recreational and conference facilities on a year-round basis. Location: Carter County is in southern Oklahoma near the Texas border. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.8 inches yearly in this area. January average temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Ardmore Distances: Ardmore to: Oklahoma City - 97 miles Lawton - 99 miles Land Area: 833 square miles ranging from hilly, rugged terrain in the north to rolling plains in the south

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Carter County Genealogy
Information from USGenweb Project.
Carter County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Providing programs in agriculture, 4-H, family consumer sciences, horticulture and rural development. Includes fact sheets. Located in Ardmore.
The Political Graveyard: Carter County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born or lived or died in the county.
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