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Edmond is a rapidly growing suburban city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma in the central part of the state. It is the sixth largest city in the state of Oklahoma and is part of the Greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

The city limits are located on the northern border of Oklahoma City. Two major highways connect Edmond to downtown Oklahoma City; The Broadway Extension (US-77), which runs though the center of the city, and I-35, which runs along the eastern side. As of July 2005, the city had 74,881 residents.

Edmond is the hometown of Shannon Miller, who won five medals in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics for the United States in women's gymnastics.

Pro wrestling superstar Charlie Haas graduated from Edmond High School (now Edmond Memorial High School) in 1991.

Pro BMX rider, Mat Hoffman, was born and raised in Edmond and has broken many world records on Edmond soil including the highest BMX vertical jump.

Several stars of the PGA professional golf call Edmond home, as does the well-known Oak Tree Golf Club. Among Edmond's top golfers are Bob Tway, Scott Verplank, David Edwards and Seniors Golf legend Dr. Gil Morgan.

Former FEMA Director and Bush appointee Michael Brown worked as an intern in the city's Emergency Management Department while receiving a B.A. in public administration/political science from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma), in Edmond.

Edmond has spawned many in the music industry including Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor of the pop rock group The All-American Rejects

Edmond was the site of the post office massacre on August 20, 1986, in which fourteen people were killed and six wounded by Patrick Sherrill, an ex-postman who then committed suicide. This event was the second in a string of postal employee murder-suicides throughout the U.S. that led to the term "going postal". A memorial to the victims of that tragic event currently stands outside of the U.S. Post Office in downtown Edmond.


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