Place:Comanche, Oklahoma, United States

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Comanche County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 124,098. It is included in the Lawton Metropolitan Statistical Area with the city of Lawton as its county seat.

Built on former reservation lands of the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache in Indian Territory, Comanche County was open for settlement on August 16, 1901 by lottery. The region has three cities and seven towns as well as the Fort Sill military instillation and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The landscape of the county is typical of the Great Plains with flat topography and gently rolling hills, while the areas in the north are marked by the Wichita Mountains. Interstate 44 and three major US Highways serve the county by ground, while the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport serves the county by air.

Comanche County's economy is largely based in the government sector which consist of half of the county's Gross Domestic Product. The governance of the county is led by a three commission board, which are elected in four year staggered terms. The county is served by several school districts and Cameron University in education as well as three hospitals for health care.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1893 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1901 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1901 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1901 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1901 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1906 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1907 31,738
1910 41,489
1920 26,629
1930 34,317
1940 38,988
1950 55,165
1960 90,803
1970 108,144
1980 112,456
1990 111,486

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External links

www.comancheco.gen.ok.us/


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