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History

    Named for the Comanche tribe, Comanche County lies within the Wichita Mountains region and the Red Bed Plains. The county is drained by the West Cache, Cache, and Beaver creeks. Originally part of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation, the area was opened to non-Indian settlement by lottery on August 6, 1901. The county and the county seat of Lawton were created on that day. In December 1906 the south-central part of Comanche County known as the Big Pasture was opened for settlement by sealed bids.
    In the early twentieth century Comanche County boundary lines changed, and its land area was reduced by more than half. At 1907 statehood parts of the county were taken to create Tillman County and to add to the areas of Grady, Jefferson, and Stephens counties. In 1910 the western part of Comanche County and southern part of Kiowa County formed the short-lived Swanson County. In 1912 Cotton County was created from the southern portion of Comanche.

Links

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Comanche County Cemetery and Funeral Home listings

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Oklahoma Birth Certificates

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Oklahoma State Archives

  • Dept. of Libraries
    Third Floor
    200 NE 18th St.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
    Phone: (405) 522-3579
  • The Oklahoma State Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Commissioner of Confederate Pensions Applications, 1915-33, Commissioner of Confederate Pensions Pension Files, 1915-49, U.S. District Land Office Homestead Registers, 1889-1908, Oklahoma Supreme Court Applications to the Bar, 1907-42, Oklahoma Board of Medical Examiners Deceased Files, 1907-86, Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Deceased Pharmacist Files, 1907-75, and Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners Inactive License Files, 1921-84.

Oklahoma Genealogical Society Library and Archives

  • 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4997
    Phone: (405) 522-5225
  • The Oklahoma Genealogical Society maintains a library and archives that the public is allowed to visit. The Library and Archives contains over 62,000 volumes with emphasis on Oklahoma, Native American, and western history. In addition to these materials -- many of which are rare and out-of-print -- the library also houses a number of special collections.
County Clerk
315 SW 5th Street
Suite 304
Lawton, OK 73501
580.355.5214
Court Clerk
315 SW 5th St
Suite 504
Lawton, OK 73501
580.355.4017
 

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Adjacent Counties

Caddo County | Grady County | Stephens County | Cotton County
Tillman County | Kiowa County


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