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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 County.
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.
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 US Highways 62, 277 and 281, and State highways 7 and 36, which connect Lawton with other locations in and out of Southwest Oklahoma.
The Lawton/Fort Sill Regional Airport offers commuter airline flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and other points throughout the nation.
Famous actress, Joan Crawford, and singer and songwriter, Leon Russell, were both from Lawton.
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