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    COMANCHE, TEXAS

    Comanche County Seat, North Central Texas / Hill Country
    US 67 and 377
    33 miles SW of Stephenville
    26 miles NE of Brownwood
    Hwy 36 and 16

    Population: 4,482 (2000) 4,087 (1990)

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    Comanche, Texas History, Landmarks & Attractions
  • About the Courthouses of Comanche County by Margaret Waring
  • "Old Cora" by Lou Ann Herda, Ed. D
  • On the Southwest Corner of the Comanche Square by Margaret Waring
  • The Fleming Oak of Comanche (Historic Trees of Texas series) by Margaret Waring
  • 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

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  • 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
    Comanche Texas depot
    The Comanche Depot
    TE photo, 2002
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    Comanche TX - Comanche National Bank Building
    Original Comanche National Bank Building
    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

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    Comanche Texas - Knights of Pythias Hall
    Knights of Pythias Hall
    TE photo, 2002
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    Knights of Pythias Hall detail
    TE photo, 2002
    Comanche Texas - lodge details
    TE photo, 2002
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  • Comanche Chamber of Commerce
    100 Indian Creek Drive Comanche, Texas 76442
    Telephone 915.356.3233
    http://www.comanchetx.org/
  • Comanche Texas Economic Development Corporation http://www.comancheedc.org/index2.htm


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    Texas 1940s Comanche County  Map
    1940s Comanche County Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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