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ID: 2083482
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lawton (inhabited place)  Lawton (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 098 23 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -98.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Cache Creek, 4 miles S of historic Fort Sill; was named for General Lawton, who captured Apache leader Geronimo nearby; today is a farming & industrial community.

Names:
Lawton (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for General Henry W Lawton in 1901

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Oklahoma (state)  ............  Oklahoma (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Comanche (county)  ................  Comanche (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lawton (inhabited place)  ....................  Lawton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of Amerindian settlements, current town was founded in 1901
city (C)
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  includes dairy products, flour, farms & grazing lands
industrial center (C)  ............  for oil wells
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for granite, hematite, clothing, cement products, limestone & granite quarries
educational center (C)  ............  houses Cameron University since 1901
tourist center (C)  ............  for nearby Fort Sill

Sources and Contributors:
Lawton..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 209
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40005900
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 655
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 209
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40005900
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 655
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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