Introduction to Moore, Oklahoma
The first settlers arrived in Moore in 1889. It was originally known as Verbeck, named after the Railroad Company that founded the settlement. The town was renamed after Al Moore, an employee of the Railroad Company. It was believed that he painted his name outside his home to help mailmen, leading to the settlement being called Moore. The town was officially incorporated in 1893.
Moore and nearby Attractions
- Buck Thomas Park
- JD Estates Park
- Firehouse Art Center
- Oklahoma City National Memorial
- Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
- Lakeside Golf Course
Things To Do In Moore
Moore offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including the Fairmoore Park and Community Pool, the Yellow Rose Theater and the Westmoore Trails Park. Lakeside Golf Course, Broadmoore Golf Club and Earlywine Park Golf Course are great places to enjoy a round.
Will Rogers World Airport is nearby.
Moore Higher Education
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oklahoma City Community College, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.