Being the highest point along the Santa Fe Rail Line in Oklahoma Territory, Edmond was originally named "Summit" and was a watering and sanding point for the railroad in the 1880s. The town was given its current name (after an engineer on the railroad) by the Santa Fe Railroad Headquarters in Topeka, Kansas after the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Though most of the remnants of the old railroad infrastructure are gone, the Santa Fe, now BNSF, line still runs through the same course.
The first school house in Oklahoma is in Edmond and still stands as a historic monument at 2nd Street and Boulevard. The first church in Oklahoma, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, is still in Edmond, although not in its original building.
Edmond offers outstanding hotels, nostalgic shopping areas, and conveniently located attractions for your enjoyment. A stay in Edmond places you just minutes from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Remington Park, Oklahoma Science Museum, historic Guthrie, and the Lazy E Arena, just to name a few of the more exciting sites. Known worldwide for its outstanding golf courses, Edmond is host to some of the most exciting PGA and celebrity events of our time. Year round music, art, theater, water and sporting events make for spectacular family living.
Edmond was listed as one of the "Top 100 Places to Live in 2007".