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Lawton, Kentucky

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Welcome to Lawton ...

Lawton is located in Carter County.

When the people of Lawton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lawtonian<1>

Lawton is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Lawton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Lawton, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Lawton is within the (606) area code.

Communities near Lawton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Lawton and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Elliottville   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Emerson   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grayson   [Map]   4,043   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Haldeman   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Lakeview Heights   [Map]   232   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Morehead   [Map]   7,758   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lawton.

Communities Also Named Lawton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Lawton - they are located in Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lawton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lawton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lawton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lawton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lawton ...

Looking for more information about Lawton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Lawton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lawton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Lawton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Lawton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lawton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lawton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lawton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Lawton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lawton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2667, Longitude: -83.2207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lawton.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lawton.