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COMANCHE COUNTY, TEXAS

31 57' 0" N, 98 33' 36" W (31.95, -98.56)
Population:
13,974 (2010)
Total area: 948 square miles (2,460 km2)
938 square miles (2,430 km2) land
9.9 square miles (26 km2) (1.0%) water

Comanche County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Comanche County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Erath County (NE) Hamilton County (SE) Mills County (S) Brown County (SW) Eastland County (NW)

    Comanche County History

    Historical Marker:

    COMANCHE COUNTY
    First settled in 1854 by five families, the county, created and organized 1856, was named for Comanche Indians, lords of Texas frontier, who were losing hunting grounds to settlers. First county seat was Cora. Comanche has been county seat since July 18, 1859. Indians harassed settlers, stealing cattle and horses, and keeping farmers out of fields. Food from neighboring Bell County kept people here from starvation in 1862. By 1879 a stage line crossed county; the Texas Central Railroad came through in 1880; Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railroad in 1890. An oil boom occurred in 1918-1920. Agriculture has long been major industry.
    (1967)


    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    COMANCHE COUNTY
    Created January 25, 1856.
    Organized May 17, 1856.
    Named for the Comanche Indians, nomads of the Plains; successful hunters, superb horsemen, and courageous warriors; the terror of Texas frontier settlers, who dispossessed them of their hunting grounds.
    County Seat Troy (changed to Cora), 1856;
    Comanche, since July 18, 1859.



    See County Named After Once Bitter Enemy by Mike Cox

    Comanche County Courthouse
    Texas Comanche County Courthouse
    Comanche County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Comanche County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Comanche
    Book Hotel Here - Comanche Hotels
  • Beattie ghost town
  • Comanche county seat
  • Comyn ghost town
  • Cora ghost town / first county seat
  • De Leon
  • Downing
  • Duster
  • Energy
  • Gustine
  • Hasse
  • Indian Creek
  • Lamkin
  • Mercer's Gap ghost town
  • Proctor
  • Rucker
  • Sidney
  • Sipe Springs ghost town
  • Stag Creek
  • Suez ghost town

  • Comanche County Vintage Maps
    TX Comanche County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Comanche County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Comanche County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Comanche County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Comanche County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Comanche County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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