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Famous Apache warrior Geronimo is buried at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

Comanche County, named for the Comanche tribe, was created in 1901 when the area was opened to settlers.  Fort Sill, established in 1869 and located near Lawton, is the county seat.  Fort Sill remains a working U.S. Army post and the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark Museum located there details the history of the fort in exhibits and restored buildings.  The scenic Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is also located in Comanche County.  Home to buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle and prairie dogs, the refuge offers campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and a nature center.  The Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center is located in Lawton and showcases the history, artifacts and fine art of the Comanche tribe.  

In 2000, census records showed 114,996 people living in Comanche County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Comanche County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Comanche County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address and a detailed map of the county. 

Discover Comanche County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.

Comanche County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Comanche County

Existing Towns in Comanche County

Ghost Towns in Comanche County

Cemeteries in Comanche County

Historic Schools in Comanche County

Libraries in Comanche County

Newspaper Archives of Comanche County

Tribal Nations in Comanche County

Add'l Resources for Comanche County

Places to Visit in Comanche County

Comanche County Courthouse Information

Comanche County Clerk
315 SW 5th St, Rm 504
Lawton, OK  73501
Telephone:  (405) 355-4017

Directions:  On the square at 5th St. SW and D Ave. SW.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, civil court and land records from 1901.

Comanche County Website: http://www.comanchecounty.us/

Detailed Map of Comanche County

Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Comanche County.

Existing Towns in Comanche County

While researching your family history in Comanche County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.

Lawton - Fort Sill

Medicine Park

The following towns are located in present day Comanche County, Oklahoma.

Cache

Chattanooga

Elgin

Faxon

Fletcher

Geronimo

Indiahoma

Lawton

Medicine Park

Sterling

  

Ghost Towns in Comanche County

The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Comanche County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past.  These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."

Meers

Old Agency Village

  

Cemeteries in Comanche County

The following cemeteries are located in present day Comanche County, Oklahoma.

Allendale Cemetery

Bailtso Apache Cemetery

Beef Creek Apache
Cemetery

Cache Cemetery

Cache KCA Cemetery

Chattanooga Cemetery

Chief Chihuahua Apache Cemetery

Crouch Cemetery

Crow Family Cemetery

Devine Cemetery

Deyo Mission KCA
Cemetery

Elgin Cemetery

Elgin Memorial
Cemetery

Faxon Cemetery

Fletcher Cemetery

Flower Mound Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemetery

Fort Sill National
Cemetery

Fort Sill Post Cemetery

Hall Family Farm
Cemetery

Hart Family Cemetery

Highland Cemetery

Hood Family Cemetery

Indiahoma IOOF
Cemetery

Logan Cemetery

Letitia Cemetery

Little Washita Indian
Cemetery

Logan-Mangan Cemetery

Mount Scott Cemetery

Mount Scott KCA
Cemetery

Meers Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery

Mulberry Grove Cemetery

Nahwats Indian Cemetery

Old Elgin Cemetery

Oulla Cemetery

Oriana Cemetery

Otipoby Cemetery

Padillo Cemetery

Park City Cemetery

Paradise Valley Cemetery

Pecan Cemetery

Post Oak Mission
Cemetery

Saint Ann's Catholic
Cemetery

Scholfield Cemetery

Sterling Cemetery

Spring Hill Cemetery

Sunny Dale Cemetery

Sunset Memorial Cemetery

Historic Schools in Comanche County

The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Comanche County, Oklahoma.

Armstrong School

Ash Grove School

Beaver Bend School

Beaver Valley School

Blumenshine School

Cedar Grove School

Dunbar School

Fairview School

Franklin School

Granite Valley School

Gordon School

Happy Hollow School

Harmony School

Hess School

Hillside School

Lake View School

Lone Jack School

Meers School

Midway School

Mistletoe School

Mountain View School

Mt. Scott School

New Hope School

Messing School

Pecan School

Pleasant Valley School

Prairie Lee School

Stony Point School

West View School

  

Libraries in Comanche County

Elgin Community Library
722 8th St.
Elgin, OK  73538
Telephone:  (580) 492-5650

Kathleen Wyatt Nicholson Branch Library
1304 NW Kingswood
Lawton, OK  73505
Telephone:  (580) 581-3457

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St.
Lawton, OK  73501
Telephone:  (580) 581-3450

 Historic Newspaper Archives of Comanche County

Fletcher Herald

Lawton Morning Press

Lawton Constitution

Tribal Nations in Comanche County

Comanche Nation
584 NW Bingo Rd
P.O. Box 908
Lawton, OK  73507
Telephone:  (580) 492-3240

Additional Genealogy Resources for Comanche County

Comanche County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 148
Lawton, OK  73502

Places to Visit in Comanche County

While researching your family history in Comanche County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.

Comanche Nation Casino

Comanche Nation Water Park

Comanche National Museum &
Cultural Center


Apache Casino

Fort Sill National Historic Landmark & Museum

Historic Mattie Beal Home

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA)

Mount Scott

Museum of the Great Plains

Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge & Visitors Center