Comanche County

County Seat: Lawton, Oklahoma 73501

Comanche is named for the Comanche tribe, Comanche County lies within the Wichita Mountains region and the Red Bed Plains.

 

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Apache Prisoner-of-War Cemeteries
Apache Prisoner-of-War Cemeteries Here beneath Oklahoma Skies far from their native haunts in Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico is the resting place for more than 300 Apaches of the Chiricahua, Warm Springs, and Nedni tribes. During and after the Geronimo campaign of 1886 these people ...
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Auction Of Lawton Townsite Lots
Auction Of Lawton Townsite Lots 6 August 1901 On 6 August 1901 lots in the original Lawton townsite were auctioned to the highest bidder. A crowd of thousands waited in the broiling August sun for a chance to acquire a lot in the 320 acre townsite which President William McKinley set aside ...
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Blue Canyon Wind Farm
Blue Canyon Wind Farm Blue Canyon Wind Farm's forty - five 230-feet tall Neg Micon wind turbines provide affordable, pollution-free power to approximately 22,000 Oklahoma rural Home. For more information, please visit the Operation Building. Continue north on 58 and head 11/2 m ...
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Cheif Ten Bears
CHEIF TEN BEARS PARUA SUUMARU 1792-1872 YAPARUK A BAND An advocate of peace and known for his eloquent words, Chief Ten Bears worked to negotiate harmony between the United State government and his Comanche people. Tribal members held him in high regard and often chose him as their ...
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Chief Stumbling Bear Pass
Kiowa Chief Stumbling Bear who signed the Medicine Lodge Treaty, 1867 founded the first permanent settlement of Plains tribes, on Canyon Creek, southwest of here. First government built houses for Indians were erected in the settlement 1877. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Com ...
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Chiefs Knoll
LOCATED ON THE SOUTH PORTION OF THE FORT SILL POST CEMETERY, CHIEFS KNOLL IS THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE BURIAL GROUNDS. INTERRED HERE ARE MANY OF THE CHIEFS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TRIBES, INCLUDING MANY OF THE SIGNATORIES OF THE MEDICINE LODGE PEACE TREATY OF 1867. KIOWA CHIEF SATANK, COMANCHE CH ...
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Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center
The Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center is committed to educating the public about Comanche culture and history through workshops, teaching programs and museum tours.
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Fort Sill
Old Post Site first occupied by Wichita Indian Village. Post Established Jan 8, 1864 By Geo P.M. Sheridan To Control Tribes. National Register of Historic Places Fort Sill *** (added 1966 - District - #66000629) US 62, Fort Sill Historic Significance: Event Area of Significa ...
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Fort Sill Indian School
Old Fort Sill Indian School 1900-1924 KGA Land USF Fort Sill Indian School Kio-man-che Gate Emergency Phone # 248-6301 Fort Sill Indian School added 1973 to the national register of historic places (Building - #7Ol3001559)
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Geronimo Grave Marker
Geronimo's Grave Marker, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Geronimo (June 16, 1829–February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who long warred against the encroachment of the United States on tribal lands. He died of pneumonia at Fort Sill in 1909.
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Henry Andrew "Heck" Thomas
Henry Andrew "Heck Thomas Jan. 3, 1850 - Aug 15, 1912 Deputy U. S. Marshal 1886 - 1892 Deputy Marshal Oklahoma Territory 1893 - 1900 Chief of Police Lawton, Oklahoma 1902 - 1908
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Holy City of the Wichitas
Located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, this 66-acre area looks much like Israel during Biblical times, and is the site of the nation's longest running Easter passion play, "The Prince of Peace." Attendance reached an all-time high in 1939 when 225,000 visitors jammed Audience Hill fo ...
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Major General Henry Ware Lawton
Major General Henry Ware Lawton (1843-1899) Henry ware Lawton enlisted in the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War at the age of seventeen. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of Atlanta. He was Discharged November 25, 1865 with the brevet rank of ...
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Mattie Beal Home
Mattie Beal Home Open 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 2nd Sunday and 4th Saturday Lawton Heritage Associate Built 1907 National Register of Historical Places Restored 1978 Lawton Heritage Associate. National Register of Historical PlacesBeal, Mattie, House *** (added 1975 - Building - #75001564)
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Meers Store and Restaurant
Meers Store and Restaurant Est. 1901 "A Historic Dining Establishment" On May 23, 1901, a group of miners met at the base of Mt. Sheridan, near where the present cedar grove is located, and organized a mining district. Out of respect for the first prospectors in the area, the miners named ...
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MEO Meers Observatory
MEO Meers Observatory Oklahoma Geological Survey Meers, Oklahoma In May of 1985, the Oklahoma Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the Meers Store to monitor the Meers Fault. The Meers Store became "MEO - Meers Observatory" and has proven to be one of the most sensitive st ...
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Mt. Scott
Located on the eastern edge of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott is one of Oklahoma's most prominent mountains. A 3.5 mile paved road leads to the summit and a breathtaking view of southwest Oklahoma. The peak towers 2,465 feet above sea level. Bring your camera!
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Museum of the Great Plains
The Museum of the Great Plains aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the Great Plains.
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Otipoby Comanche Cemetery
Otipoby Comanche Cemetery The cemetery site was owned by Hugh Otipoby, who donated it to the Comanche tribe in 1929. The United States Army purchased the land in 1942. The Otipoby Comanche Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1977. National Register of ...
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Parker, Quanah, Star House
Parker, Quanah, Star House (added 1970 - Building - #70000532) Also known as Quanah Parker House Eagle Park, Cache Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown Architectural Style: No Style Listed Historic Person: Parker,Q ...
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Quanah Parker Grave Marker
Here Until Day Break And Shadows Fall And Darkness Disappears Is Quahah Parker Chief Of The Comanches Born - 1852 Died Feb 23, 1911. This Monument Erected Under Act Of Congress. Approved June 23, 1920
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Sherman House
This house of native stone was built by 10th cavalry troops in 1870-71
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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Our 59,000 plus acre national refuge is home to free range buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle, prairie dogs, elk and deer. We also offer incredible scenery and views for hikers and photographers. Recreation opportunities include mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, approximately 15 miles of ...