Located south of downtown Oklahoma City and the seat of Cleveland County, Norman forms part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the state of Oklahoma. Norman was first developed primarily as a passenger depot as well as a freight station around the San Fe Railroad. And over the years, as the business grew, it was essential and necessary to expand the depot business more than three times in the first few years that it was established. And when the University of Oklahoma was established in 1890 on land donated by citizens, the city's growth and development were then assured. Norman became the marketing and distribution point for an area that is extensively developed for agriculture. The city has some light industry, like oil and gas wells within the vicinity.
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