is a city within the metropolitan area of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is within Oklahoma County. The city covers 87.9 sq mi (227.8 sq km) and has a population of 81,500 people (2011 estimate). It is 1,204 ft (367 m) above sea level.
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The history of Edmond goes back to 1887, when the site was chosen to be a railway station for the Santa Fe Railroad, which was being built into Indian Territory. The station was named after Edmond Burdick, the traveling freight agent. The Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 brought a rush of settlers and the town sprang up overnight. The first church to open was the St John the Baptist Catholic Church, immediately after the land run.
The growth of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area reached Edmond in the mid 20th century, turning Edmond into a suburb. The city is the headquarters of the Homeland supermarket chain.
You can reach Edmond by taking Interstate 235 (US Highway 77) heading north from Oklahoma City.
Places of Interest in Edmond
- Statue of Nannita R.H. Daisey
Statue of the first woman laying claim on Oklahoma land during the land run of 1889.
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