The City of Lawton is located in Southwest Oklahoma, in Comanche County, 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma City on Interstate 44. The Fort Sill Army post is located just to the north and adjacent to Lawton, and is part of the Lawton community. The Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge is located to the north and west of Lawton, and is a popular area attraction.

Lawton's History

Lawton was founded August 6, 1901, when the last of the Indian lands in the Oklahoma Territory, the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache reservation, was opened by the federal government for settlement...more

Population (from the 2010 census)
Comanche County:
Lawton/Ft. Sill:
Detailed Lawton census data (PDF)
Detailed Comanche County census data (PDF)

Sister City

Lawton's sister city is Güllesheim, Germany.
Dr. Rose Lepien is president of the Lawton-Güllesheim Sister City Group.

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Average Temperature:
44 degrees
81 degrees
Average Precipitation:
28 inches
 8 inches
Current Weather:

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Interstate 44 runs north-south through the City of Lawton, and US 62 runs east-west.

The Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional Airport has daily flights to and from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. Bus service is available into and out of Lawton, and the Lawton Area Transit System provides bus service within the City of Lawton and Fort Sill.

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