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Encyclopedia > Lawton, Oklahoma
Lawton, Oklahoma
Nickname: L-Town
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°60′92″N -98°25′4″W / 35.02556, 97.58222
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Counties Comanche County
Government
 - Mayor John Purcell
Area
 - City  75.1 sq mi (194.6 km²)
 - Land  75.1 sq mi (194.6 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2004)
 - City 92,757
 - Density 1,234.5/sq mi (476.6/km²)
 - Metro 114,916
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/

Lawton is a city in Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States. It is the principal city of the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the county seat of Comanche CountyGR6. Lawton, founded in 1901, is in southwest Oklahoma, near the Wichita Mountains. Lawton is the cultural and commercial center of the area. Lawton is home to large granite deposits as well as cotton fields. Fort Sill, Fort Sill Indian School, and Medicine Park are all nearby. // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias OK county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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For the US Archbishop, see John Baptist Purcell John Purcell was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... 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Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Comanche County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Comanche County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... View from Mount Scott The Wichita Mountains are an ancient mountain range located in southwestern Oklahoma. ... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... Fort Sill is a United States Army post near Lawton, Oklahoma; about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. ... Medicine Park is a town located in Comanche County, Oklahoma. ...

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Geography

Lawton is located at 34°36′34″N, 98°25′4″W (34.609424, -98.417781)GR1, 88 miles Southwest of Oklahoma City. Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 194.6 km² (75.1 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Lawton is located south of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott, and Lake Lawtonka.


Lawton is named for Major General Henry Ware Lawton (1843-1899), Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, killed in action during the Spanish-American War, Battle of San Mateo, Philippines. Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Henry Ware Lawton (1836-1899) was an U.S. Army officer who served with distinction in the Civil War, Apache War and the Spanish-American War. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares General Ramón Blanco Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and Filipino...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2006, there were 109,181 people, 31,778 households, and 22,530 families residing in the city. The population density was 476.6/km² (1,234.5/mi²). There were 36,433 housing units at an average density of 187.2/km² (484.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.34% White, 23.06% African American, 3.81% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 3.96% from other races, and 4.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.40% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 31,778 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,521, and the median income for a family was $37,831. Males had a median income of $27,573 versus $21,623 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,397. About 14.2% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Lawton is served by Interstate Highway 44, which is also designated as the H.E. Bailey Turnpike and connects the city with Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the northeast and Wichita Falls, Texas to the south. The city is also served by U.S. Highways 62, 277 and 281, and State highways 7 and 36, which connect Lawton with other locations in and out of Southwest Oklahoma. Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... The H.E. Bailey Turnpike is a toll road in south-central Oklahoma. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nickname: The City that Faith Built Location within the state of Texas County Wichita County Mayor Lanham Lyne Area    - City 70. ...


The Lawton/Fort Sill Regional Airport offers commuter airline flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the busiest airport in Texas and third busiest airport in the world in terms of operations. ...


Media

Lawton television affiliates are in association with the Wichita Falls, Texas media market. Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

Points of interest

Fort Sill is a United States Army post near Lawton, Oklahoma; about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... View from Mount Scott The Wichita Mountains are an ancient mountain range located in southwestern Oklahoma. ... View from Mount Scott The Wichita Mountains are an ancient mountain range located in southwestern Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Comanche (disambiguation). ... Medicine Park is a town located in Comanche County, Oklahoma. ... Cameron University a four-year, state-funded university located in Lawton, Oklahoma, offers more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year and graduate programs. ...

Notable people from Lawton

Randy William Bass (born March 13, 1954 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a former American baseball player and current politician. ... 2007: Signed to the Green Bay Packers after not being picked up in the NFL Draft 07 Larry Birdine Defensive End - DE Height: 6-3 Weight: 258 Senior Lawton, Okla. ... Donald Benson Blanding (November 7, 1894–June 9, 1957) was an American poet who sentimentalized warm climates and was sometimes described as poet laureate of Hawaii. He was also known as a journalist, author of prose, illustrator, and speaker. ... Grady Brewer, (born December 22, 1970 in Lawton, Oklahoma), is a professional boxer. ... Jammal Brown (born March 30, 1981 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA) is an American football left tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He attended the University of Oklahoma. ... Cecil Martin Chase (born December 19, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. ... C. J. Cherryh (born September 1, 1942) is the slightly modified working name of United States science fiction and fantasy author Carolyn Janice Cherry, the sister of artist David A. Cherry. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905[1]– May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed, iconic, Academy Award-winning American actress, arguably one of the greatest from the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the American golfer, see Ben Curtis Benjamin Curtis (born 1981), also known as the Dell Dude, was a spokesman for Dell Computers from 2000_2003. ... The Secret Machines are a two-piece American rock band originally from Dallas, Texas, before moving to New York City. ... Brandon Curtis is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the rock band The Secret Machines. ... The Secret Machines are a two-piece American rock band originally from Dallas, Texas, before moving to New York City. ... New York jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig has recorded fifteen albums as a leader. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Stephen Hillenburg (born August 21, 1961, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA) is an American animator and is best known as the creator of Nickelodeons SpongeBob SquarePants. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Robert Leon Butch Huskey (born November 10, 1971 in Anadarko, Oklahoma), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1993 and 1995-2000. ... For other persons named Robert Johnson, see Robert Johnson (disambiguation). ... Stacey King coaching a game Ronald Stacey Freeze it King (born January 29, 1967 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA) is an American former NBA center who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993. ... Michael Christopher Minter (born January 15, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a current safety for the NFLs Carolina Panthers. ... N(avarre) Scott Momaday (born February 27, 1934) in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States, is a Native American (Kiowa) writer. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Lauren Nelson is a beauty queen from Lawton, Oklahoma who is Miss America 2007. ... Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ... Antonio Perkins (born January 9, 1982 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the Cleveland Browns. ... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Will Herthie Shields (born September 15, 1971 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is an American football offensive guard who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Kelly Stinnett (born February 4, 1970 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a catcher on the New York Yankees baseball team. ... Evo Terra is an American podcaster, writer and businessman based in Arizona. ... The term podcasting is a portmanteau of the words iPod and broadcasting. ... Jason Douglas Wells (b. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... DJ Wolfe (born Jan. ...

Sister Cities

  • Flag of Germany Güllesheim, Rheinland-Pfalz

Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Güllesheim is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany. ... Rhineland-Palatinate (German Rheinland-Pfalz) is one of 16 Bundesländer of Germany. ...


See also

Lawton High School was the first high school in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... Eisenhower High School can refer to: Eisenhower High School (Houston) Eisenhower High School (Lawton, Oklahoma) Eisenhower High School (Rialto, California) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... MacArthur High School is a secondary school located in Levittown, New York. ...

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Lawton, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (598 words)
Lawton, founded in 1901, is in southwest Oklahoma, near the Wichita Mountains.
Lawton is the cultural and commercial center of the area.
Lawton is located south of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott, and Lake Lawtonka.
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