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Welcome to Lawton ...

The city of Lawton is located in Ramsey County<1>.

The location of Lawton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Lawton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lawtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lawton has a population of 32 people<4> (see below for details).

Lawton was established in 1902.

The community of Lawton is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Lawton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lawton lies within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lawton had an population of 32 people. This is an increase of 6.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lawton had a population of 30 people. This makes Lawton the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30 people, the population of Lawton decreased 28.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 42 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lawton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lawton.

  • Lakota [Nelson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakota
    • Lakota [Nelson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Lawton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakota<7>
  • Edmore [Ramsey County]
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    • Edmore [Ramsey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Lawton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmore<7>
  • Adams [Walsh County]
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    • Adams [Walsh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Lawton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<7>
  • Brocket [Ramsey County]
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    • Brocket [Ramsey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Lawton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brocket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocket
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brocket<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nekoma [Cavalier County]
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      • Nekoma [Cavalier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Lawton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nekoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nekoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nekoma<7>
    • Fairdale [Walsh County]
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      • Fairdale [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Lawton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairdale<7>
    • Whitman [Nelson County]
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      • Whitman [Nelson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Lawton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman
    • Bartlett [Ramsey County]
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      • Bartlett [Ramsey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Lawton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
    • Doyon [Ramsey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyon
      • Doyon [Ramsey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Lawton
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    • Praha [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Praha
      • Praha [Walsh County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Lawton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Praha. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lawton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lawton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lawton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawton. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lawton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lawton.

Adding Lawton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lawton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lawton was on a map titled Map of North Dakota (from Rand McNally, 1937).

We also found Lawton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Dakota (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lawton on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Lawton

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The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Ramsey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lawton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lawton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lawton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LawtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3028, Longitude: -98.3679       In this case, the coordinates for Lawton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

 

 

 

 

 


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