Comanche County

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Comanche County is named for the Comanche American Indian tribe who resided in the region and derives from the Spanish “Camino Ancho” meaning “broad trail”.


Created:  February 27, 1885

County Seat:

Coldwater  1885 – present


County Courthouse – Coldwater 


Location:  201 South New York Avenue / 1st Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Routledge & Hertz

Contractor:  Thomas S Howard


Description: The building faces west and is a four story buff colored brick and limestone structure. The rectangular building has eleven bays on the east and west facades and five bays on the north and south facades. The building has a projecting central section with two large columns rising from the second story to the third story. Between the columns are three entrance doors and above are sets of three windows on each story. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The architect,  Routledge & Hertz, designed courthouses in Edwards County, Finney County, Gray County. Hodgeman County and Sherman County.


Note:  Comanche County was created February 26, 1867 but was the establishment of the county was declared a fraud and the county was re-created on February 27, 1885.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Comanche County Courthouse



N – Kiowa County

E – Barber County

S – Woods County, Oklahoma and  Harper County, Oklahoma

W – Clark County























Photos taken 2006 and 2010