Ardmore, Alabama

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Ardmore is a town in Limestone County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. It is home to the Saturn 1B Rocket, at the Alabama Welcome Center, just south of the Tennessee border, on Interstate 65. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 1,034. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 1,106. [1] It borders its sister city of Ardmore, Tennessee.

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History

The settlement was originally named Austin, after Alex Austin, who selected the location as a site for a station along the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The railroad company later renamed the town Ardmore, for the community of Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Ardmore, Alabama was incorporated in 1922.[2]

Geography

Ardmore is located at 34°59′13″N 86°50′36″W / 34.98694°N 86.84333°W / 34.98694; -86.84333 (34.987052, -86.843228)[3]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,034 people, 460 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density was 506.8 people per square mile (195.7/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 248.0/sq mi (95.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.23% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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