FORT SILL
Fort Sill, OK 73503, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

The role of Fort Sill has evolved since Maj. Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan drove the first stake here in 1869. Fort Sill Soldiers originally protected settlers in Texas from raids by the Plains Indian tribes. Soldiers from famous units like the 7th Cavalry, led by Col. George A. Custer, and

Welcome

Welcome to Comanche County, Oklahoma. Lawton, the county seat and fifth-largest city in the state, is located approximately 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma City and has a population of approximately 100,000. This Great Plains city sits south of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, 59,000 acres of grasslands providing a natural

Getting To & Around

Lawton is served by Interstate 44 and three main U.S. highways, with Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport connecting the city to air travel. These highway connections and the city's proximity to major airports make arrival into Lawson-Fort Sill relatively easy.  Most flights from the local airport originate in Dallas, while the

Employment

Lawton's unemployment rate as of December 2011 was 7 percent, making it lower than the national average of 8.5 percent. The area's economy is focused on government, manufacturing and retail trade industries, with Fort Sill being the largest employer in the region, providing work for more than 5,000 full-time employees.

Housing & Real Estate

The past few years have seen some change to the Lawton/Comanche County real estate market. After a long period of dramatic inventory increases, the local market seems to be leveling off on supply, perhaps signaling stabilization in the marketplace. Median home prices are in the $113,000 range. Whether you want

Healthcare

Whatever your health care needs, a wide spectrum of services is available throughout Comanche County. The region offers an excellent selection of specialists, from pediatrics to elder care and everything in between. Local doctors are listed in the yellow pages of this guide.  For additional information about health concerns and

Family Resources

City of Lawton  Neighborhood Services Division 212 SW Ninth St.  Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 581-3467 http://www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/hoodsvcs/hood.htm The Neighborhood Services' mission is to maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment for Lawton residents by enforcing laws and codes targeted to structures, property maintenance, zoning, mobile homes and business inspections.

Education & Academics

Learning happens throughout life. Schools exist to make learning more efficient for more people, but much learning goes on outside a formal learning environment. Still, we associate learning with schools, so when we move to a new locale, we want to know about the school system, private schools, charter schools,
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