Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is inKingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 at the 2000 censusPiedmont is a home rule city served by a council–manager government.
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Location of Piedmont, Oklahoma
The Piedmont school district reports an enrollment of 3,083 students for the 2012-2013 school year.Piedmont's school district consists of 7 school facilities: Primary School, 3 Elementary Schools, Intermediate School, Middle School, and High School. School teams are known by the nickname "Wildcats."
Piedmont High School won the Class C girls basketball State Championship in 1967.
The Pride of Piedmont Winter Guard won a MAPAA State Championship in 2006. In 2009, they won the WGPO State Championship. In 2010, the Pride of Piedmont Middle School Winter Guard won the state championship in their class.
The Piedmont Girls' Track Team won the Class 4A State Championship in 2009 and 2010.
The city of Piedmont was founded on land claimed during the Unassigned Land Run of April 22, 1889. The town was founded in 1903 by Dr. E. H. Long.
Piedmont's success was spurred by the now-defunct St. Louis, El Reno and Western Railwaythat extended a line from Guthrie to El Reno, which allowed it to become an agricultural market center. However, the railroad ceased to operate in 1924.
Piedmont remained a small but stable rural community for the first half of the 20th century. Starting in the 1950s, the town became an increasingly popular bedroom community for those working in nearby Oklahoma City. Development of the "Northwest Expressway" (Oklahoma State Highway 3) resulted in population growth of 124%.