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About the Community

The community of Ada is centrally located in the Chickasaw Nation. With six great school districts, East Central University, Pontotoc Technology Center, popular restaurants, and numerous cultural and arts events, Ada has a small-city feel without the traffic and hectic pace of a metroplex.

Ada is a progressive, quality-driven community, located in the rolling hills of southern Oklahoma. Imbued with ingenuity, a pioneering spirit and hospitality, Ada has been described as a place where the West meets the South. Incorporated in 1901, it now has a population of more than 17,000. Ada is located within easy driving distance of Ardmore, Shawnee and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma City and Dallas, Texas, and is a Main Street City and a Tree City USA member. Ada is large enough to offer many bigger city amenities, such as a four-year university and a thriving business climate, yet still small enough to provide a safe and fun place to raise a family.

Ada is home to a world-class EPA water laboratory. Ada is birthplace to the state’s first native-born governor and longtime U.S. Sen. Robert S. Kerr and evangelist Oral Roberts. Local head liners include country music star Blake Shelton, NFL player Jeremy Shockey and Miss Oklahoma 2009 Taylor Treat.

The Chickasaw Nation has an active employee culture. We participate in and volunteer hundreds of hours for local and national charities, initiatives and events. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing wellness events, programs and activities. We continuously work to enhance the lives of Chickasaw citizens, Oklahomans and the communities in which we live.

School Districts

Other resources and attractions

East Central University

East Central University (ECU) is a regional, public university, located in Ada, offering an environment in which students, faculty, staff and community interact to educate students for life in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society.

For more information, visit ECOK.edu

Pontotoc Technology Center

Pontotoc Technology Center is a public career and technology education center located in Ada and is part of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system.

For more information, visit PontotocTech.edu

Ada Chamber of Commerce

Ada is a progressive, quality-oriented community located in the rolling hills of southern Oklahoma. Imbued with ingenuity, a pioneering spirit and hospitality, we have been described as a place where the West meets the South.

For more information, visit AdaChamber.com

Adventure Road

Adventure Road helps travelers plan their next great trip on the 130 miles of Oklahoma highways between the Red River and the heart of Oklahoma City. The highways were built for explorers, families and individuals looking for fun day trips or spectacular weeklong getaways, and Adventure Road is the ultimate guide.

For more information, visit AdventureRoad.com

Chickasaw Country

Chickasaw Country promotes south-central Oklahoma and the 13 counties that comprise the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation as an international destination, highlighting nature, culture, recreation and entertainment.

For more information, visit ChickasawCountry.com

Restaurants

Mexican-

  • Delicia’s
  • Fresco's
  • La Fiesta
  • Mimi's
  • Polo's
  • Riviera Mia
  • Taco Factory

BBQ-

  • Billy Sims
  • Pigskins
  • Rib Crib

Fast-food-

  • Arby's
  • Braum's
  • Burger King
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Chicken Express
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jimmy John's
  • KFC
  • Long John Silver's
  • McDonald's
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco Mayo

Pizza/Italian-

  • Dominos
  • Little Caesars
  • Mazzio's
  • Papa Gjorgjo's
  • Papa Johns
  • Pizza Hut
  • San Remo's Pizza

Asian-

  • Asahi
  • China Buffet
  • Oscar's

American-

  • Applebee's
  • Blue Moon Cafe'
  • Chili's
  • Cotton Patch Cafe'
  • Heavenly Buns
  • JD's Cafe'
  • Prairie Kitchen
  • Santa Fe
  • The Aldridge Cafe'
  • Vintage 22
  • Whip Dip

Last Updated: 05/18/2018