Ardmore, South Dakota
Ardmore is an unincorporated community in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. The town was founded in 1889 by European-American settlers. In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge stopped in Ardmore.
The town survived the Great Depression without one family on welfare. The decline of agriculture and move of young people to other areas for work reduced the population. The last time the town had a recorded population was in 1980, when the 1980 census showed a population of 16 residents.
Ardmore was featured in the May 2004 issue of National Geographic Magazine. The community is located approximately one mile north of the South Dakota-Nebraska border along South Dakota Highway 71. It is located next to a stretch of BNSF railroad. Approximately 15-25 abandoned houses have survived at the site. The town sign is still standing. Among its former residents was the outlaw Doc Middleton.
Ardmore celebrated a reunion on September 4, 2010, at the Ardmore Volunteer Fire Department.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ardmore, South Dakota
- "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
- Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 23.
- "Ardmore, South Dakota Information - ePodunk". Retrieved 8 April 2016.
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