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Welcome to Lawton ...

Lawton is located in Washoe County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lawton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Lawton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lawtonian<2>

Lawton is 4,730 feet [1,442 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Lawton is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lawton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lawton: (775)

Communities Also Named Lawton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Lawton - they are located in Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, 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.

Communities near Lawton ...

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

  • Reno
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno is located in Washoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259,290 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reno <4>
  • Sparks
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Truckee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truckee
    • Truckee is located in Nevada County (CA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,982 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Truckee <4>
  • Verdi
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Raleigh Heights
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh Heights
    • Raleigh Heights is located in Washoe County
  • Panther Valley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Valley
    • Panther Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Mystic ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
    • Mystic is located in Nevada County (CA)
  • Bronco ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bronco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronco
    • Bronco is located in Washoe County
    • Bronco has also been known as:
    • Bronca
  • Copperfield ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperfield
    • Copperfield is located in Washoe County
  • Golden Valley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
    • Golden Valley is located in Washoe County

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.

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 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lawton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lawton.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Washoe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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