Moore is located in the central part of the state of Oklahoma and a city in Cleveland County and is in the southern suburb of Oklahoma City. The area where the present-day Moore was first settled in 1887 and was called Verbeck, but was then renamed after the conductor of the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe Railway. The population of the area remained to be small until the planned urban and development in the industries in the 1960s started. The commerce of the city includes the manufacture of various products such as aircraft parts, building materials, processed foods, and petroleum products. The region where Moore is situated was known colloquially as Tornado Alley due to the frequency of intense tornadoes that frequents the area.