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The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.

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73501, 73505, 73507

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The population of Lawton is approximately 92,757 (2000), 96867 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,622 (1990), 34901 (2010).

The amount of land area in Lawton is 132.456 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lawton to Washington DC is 1283 miles. The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lawton is positioned 34.60 degrees north of the equator and 98.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Lawton location: in southwestern Oklahoma. It is 98 miles to Oklahoma City, 99 miles to Ardmore and 57 miles to Altus.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Lawton is seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Lawton.
Lawton average annual rainfall is 28 inches per year
Lawton average annual precipitation is 36.0 inches per year.
Lawton average annual snowfall is 8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81.1 degrees F.
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Lawton history:

Lawton Public Library history page for Lawton and Comanche County.

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Lawton was founded on the last of the Indian lands in the Oklahoma Territory. The Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation was opened for settlement in 1901. A lottery rather than a "land run" was used to distribute the 160 acre plots of land. A potential landowner would register for the lottery. Registration first opened on 10 July 1901 at fort Sill and El Reno. Around 29,000 hopefuls registered in person at Fort Sill. At least another 135,000 also registered at El Reno. The numbers far exceeded the expectations of the planners of the lottery. The drawing was on 29 July 1901 with only 6,500 lucky "winners." The town of Lawton was founded on 6 August 1901. The name of Lawton came from a Spanish-American war hero, General Henry W. Lawton. He was also one of those who pursued and captured Geronimo in 1886.

At first there was no town government, but since Lawton was initially named the county seat, it was ruled by the county. In October 1901, there was an election and the city government was formed. Various types of city government were implemented during the ensuing years. In 1972, the current system was voted into place, that of a charter and the council-manager form of government.
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Lawton is the County Seat for Comanche County.

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