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Comanche County Seat, Central Texas North / Hill Country

3154'0"N 9836'16"W (31.899890, -98.604485)

US 67 and 377
33 miles SW of Stephenville
26 miles NE of Brownwood
Hwy 36 and 16
Population: 4,206 Est. (2016)
4,335 (2010) 4,482 (2000) 4,087 (1990)

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Comanche, TX o SW corner Public Square

Comanche Texas - Southwest Corner Public Square, 1908
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Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection
On the Southwest Corner of the Comanche Square
by Margaret Waring

Comanche, Texas Landmarks & Attractions

Comanche County Courthouse, Comanche, Texas
Photo courtey Terry Jeanson, 2007
The Courthouses of Comanche County
by Margaret Waring
Old Cora, Comanche County log cabin courthouse , Texas
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
"Old Cora"
by Lou Ann Herda, Ed. D
Comanche County jail, Texas
The Comanche County Jail today
TE photo, 2002

The Comanche County Jail

"Our New Jail is to be built by Martin & Moodie* contractors, and completed by October 1, 1903. It will be build of native sandstone, will be three stories high, and will be one of the best structures of the kind in Texas. The contract price is $27,000; it is to be fire proof and heated with hot air. Has separate cells for women, men, boys, misdemeanor criminals, felons, lunatics, etc., fine sewerage, hospital room and modern conveniences."

- From a Special Edition of the Comanche Chief, March 14, 1903, Sidney J. Thomas, editor and publisher.

*Martin & Moodie were William Martin and Peter Moodie, contractors who specialized in public buildings. - Margaret Waring

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Comanche County jail old postcard
The Comanche County Jail
Old postcard, TE archive
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Fleming Oak, Comanche Texas
TE Photo, August 2002
The Fleming Oak
("Historic Trees of Texas" series)
by Margaret Waring
Comanche TX Restored Depot
Comanche restored depot
Photo courtesy Ken Stavinoha, August 2017
Comanche Depots
Comanche TX - Comanche National Bank Building
The original Comanche National Bank Building on the SW corner of the square
TE Photo, 2002
Comanche TX - Comanche National Bank Building detail
TE Photo, 2002
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Comanche public library
Comanche Public Library
Photo courtesy John E. Williams
Comanche Public Library, established in 1960, offers many services from a handsome comfortable building at 311 N. Austin Street, a block and a half off the square. In 1974, the library dedicated its own building designed by pre-eminent Texas architect O'Neil Ford of San Antonio. The more than 20,000 volumes include selections for readers of all ages along with public Internet access. The library's Special Collections provide diverse Comanche and Texas and Southern States history and genealogy materials. - Margaret Waring

Comanche Texas - Knights of Pythias Hall
Knights of Pythias Hall
TE photo, 2002
Comanche Texas - Knights of Pythias Hall details
Knights of Pythias Hall detail
TE photo, 2002
Comanche Texas - lodge details
TE photo, 2002
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Indian Gap TX - Gulf Gas Station, formerly Comanche's First Railroad Depot

Comanche's First Railroad Depot
converted to Indian Gap Gulf Gas Station

Jimmy Dobson Photo, September 2017
Comanche TX - Motel neon sign
Motel neon sign
Jimmy Dobson Photo, September 2017
More Rooms with a Past | Texas Old Neon

Comanche TX Water Tower

Comanche Water Tower
Jimmy Dobson Photo, September 2017
Comanche TX Water Tower
Comanche Water Tower
Jimmy Dobson Photo, September 2016
More Texas Water Towers
More Adventures with my 1972 Plymouth Cuda
and 67 Ford Mustang Fastback

Photo Essays by Jimmy Dobson


  • Robert Thomas Hill, "Dean of Texas Geology" (1858-1941) by Margaret Waring

  • Loel Dene "L.D." Cox, Seaman First Class - U.S.S.
    Indianapolis L.D. Cox's narrative of the sinking of the U.S.S.Indianapolis

    Reprinted with permission from The Lone Star Gazette, Dublin, Texas, Laura Kestner, Publisher/Editor

  • Indian Raid in Comanche

  • Comanche Chronicles
  • County Named After Once Bitter Enemy by Mike Cox

  • William H. Frizzell's First and Last Speech by Mike Cox
    Frizzell had barely escaped becoming just another victim of a lynch mob when arrested for killing his 24-year-old wife Annie in Comanche on Jan. 24, 1891 in front of numerous witnesses.

  • Just an Old Nag Con by Mike Cox
  • Comanche, TX Cotton Field

    Comanche Cotton Field
    Signed by Postmaster Joseph Straley
    Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection
    See Texas Cotton

    Comanche Tourist information
    Comanche is a Main Street City
  • Comanche Chamber of Commerce
    100 Indian Creek Drive Comanche, Texas 76442
    Telephone 915.356.3233
  • Comanche Texas Economic Development Corporation http://www.comancheedc.org/index2.htm

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    Texas 1940s Comanche County  Map
    Comanche County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    The 500th Town featured in Texas Escapes, February 2003
    Modified May 15, 2020
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    Comanche, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Stephenville | Brownwood
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