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Comanche County

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”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Kiowa County and Caddo County

E – Grady Countand Stephens County

S – Cotton County and Tillman County

W – Tillman County and Kiowa County


Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Comanche County

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 first story is below ground level with open space for light. The flat roof overhangs the building above the fifth story. Two vertical pillars frame the north entrance which has a small canopy. The other entrances also have canopies. There are vertical white colored lines with narrow windows between. In the interior, there are County District Court courtrooms located on the fourth and fifth stories. The building houses the County District Court of the 5th Judicial District. On the east side is the County Detention Center.


See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Cotton County, Jefferson County and Stephens County.


History:  The county was created in 1901 and Lawton was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a three story red colored brick structure designed by H J Van Denberg and constructed by Frank Samuel Construction Company in 1902. The second courthouse was a four story Art Deco structure designed by Tonini & Bamblett and constructed by Walt R Hendrich Construction Company in 1939. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1974 to 1975.



County Courthouse – Lawton















County District Court courtroom





County Detention Center – Lawton

Photos taken 2010