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:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Lawton  1901 – present


County Courthouse – Lawton 


Location:  315 SW 5th Street / SW C Avenue

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Jim Bignell and John Fischer of Bignell and Fischer

Contractor:  Chapman Construction Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story brown colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lawton. The lat roof over hangs the building. Two vertical pillars frame the north entrance which has a small canopy. There are vertical white colored lines with narrow windows between.


Note:  Previous courthouses were designed by H J Van Denberg and constructed by Frank Samuel Construction Company in 1902 and designed by Tonini & Bramblett and constructed by Walt R Henrich Construction Company in 1939.



N – Kiowa County and Caddo County

E – Grady County and Stephens County

S – Cotton County and Tillman County

W – Tillman County and Kiowa County





County Courthouse – Lawton



















Photos taken 2010