Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce

Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce

Ardmore

The Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce serves the Town of Ardmore, Alabama, and the

City of Ardmore Tennessee. Ardmore is rare in that it is in two states, Alabama, and

Tennessee, and four counties, Limestone (AL), Madison (AL), Giles (TN), and Lincoln (TN). This

can make city, county, and state government a very interesting task at times. Ardmore has two

mayors and a town and city council. They have one police and fire department that service

both the town and the city.


Ardmore began in 1911 as a railroad stop named Austin after a store owner, Alex Austin, who

worked with construction crews working along the railroad between Nashville and Decatur. In

1914 the town’s name was changed to Ardmore. Ardmore, Alabama was incorporated in 1922

and Ardmore, Tennessee was incorporated in 1949. Together Ardmore, Alabama and Ardmore,

Tennessee have a population of approximately 2500 citizens. If you stop at the Ardmore,

Alabama Welcome Center on Interstate 65 you will see the Saturn IB rocket and a Memorial

Display honoring the Veteran’s of the State of Alabama. Ardmore is a direct route between

Nashville and Huntsville. Ardmore has also been recognized for The Benge Trail (Trail of Tears)

which came through Ardmore from Fort Payne, Alabama to Pulaski, Tennessee.


Many families have chosen to live in Ardmore because of the family type atmosphere. Ardmore

has two parks, walking tracks, an arena, a Veteran’s museum, public library, a nursing home,

and several local doctors and dentist. The median family household income is $40,500. The

average cost of houses sold were $90-$100 per square foot. There are many churches in the

area and most residents in the Ardmore area are of the protestant faith. Many residents in the

Ardmore area work in Huntsville, Athens, Fayetteville, or Pulaski. The average commute time is

25 minutes.


In addition, there are also several options for employment or for furthering ones education in a

60 mile radius of Ardmore: Oakwood University (18 miles); The University of Alabama in

Huntsville (20 miles); Calhoun Community College (22 miles); Alabama A&M University (23

miles); Martin Methodist College (23 miles); J.F. Drake Technical College (24 miles); Motlow

State Community College (48 miles); and Columbia State Community College (58 miles)

There are three International Airports within a 120 miles radius of Ardmore: Huntsville

International Airport – 30 miles; Nashville International Airport – 92 miles; and Birmingham-

Shuttlesworth International Airport – 115 miles.


Ardmore High School and Cedar Hill Elementary are in the Town limits of Ardmore, Alabama.

To help the town maintain a local school system, the State of Alabama, the Limestone County

Board of Education, the Giles County Board of Education, and the Lincoln County Board of

Education have an agreement which allows city residents living on the Ardmore, Tennessee side

to attend Ardmore High School and/or Cedar Hill Elementary (with a yearly tuition). Ardmore

High School serves students in the North East corner of Limestone County. It is a 6-12 school

located on Hwy 251 in Ardmore, Alabama. The current student body is comprised of

approximately 900 students. The school mascot is the Tiger. Cedar Hill Elementary opened

August of 2003 and is located at the corner of Cedar Hill Road and Gatlin Road and has

approximately 650 students and is a PreK-5 th grade school. When students complete Cedar Hill

Elementary they attend Ardmore High School.


For families that live in Ardmore, Tennessee and chose for their children to attend a school in

Tennessee their school assignment would be dependent on which county in Tennessee they

resident in in Ardmore. If they live in Giles County, Tennessee their children would attend

Elkton Elementary (K-8) and then Giles County High School (9-12). If they live in Lincoln

County, Tennessee their children would Blanche Elementary (PreK-8) and then transfer to

Lincoln County High School (9-12).


For families that live in Madison County, Alabama the elementary school zone is dependent on

which part of the County they reside in. Most children would attend Sparkman High school.

Parents could enter the address in the School Zone Finder on the Madison County School’s

website (https://www.mcssk12.org/Page/5804) to verify the correct school zone.


As one can see, Ardmore has a unique history and has a lot to offer someone. The individuals

help make its charm inviting and the beauty of the landscape and countryside surrounding the

town and city are exceptional. We hope you will visit Ardmore and enjoy it as much as we do.

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