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 Veterans 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, a public library, a nursing home, and several local doctors and dentists. The median family household income is $40,500. The average cost of houses sold was $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 one’s 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 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-5th 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 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).
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.