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Comanche County, Oklahoma


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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Sterling is approximately 684 (1990), 793 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 337 (1990), 308 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sterling is 2.065 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sterling to Washington DC is 1267 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sterling is positioned 34.74 degrees north of the equator and 98.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sterling average annual precipitation is 36 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 41.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81.1 degrees F.


in the general Lawton area of southwest Oklahoma.
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History & History Related Items

First known as Hamlin, Sterling began in what is now the east portion of the present day Sterling. Another group of residents planned a town just west of Hamlin and named it Sterling. The post office was established there on 17 October 1901.

The town was named Sterling for Captain Charles Sterling, a Texas Ranger, who was one of the cattle ranchers in the area. Judge Warren Brown appointed two men as commissioners for a new town of Sterling in 1902. It was located in Section 8 and had 320 acres.
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Sterling City Government

Sterling City Hall
2nd & Main St
Sterling, OK 73567
Phone: 580-365-4445

Sterling Police Department

Sterling Libraries

Library page for Sterling Public Schools

Sterling Schools

Sterling School District
400 S 2nd St
Sterling, OK 73567
Phone: 580-365-4307


Sterling College
The college was founded in 1887 as Cooper College. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA. Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church USA

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