It is rare that you come across a town in which you find that the community is more like an extended family rather than a large group of people residing amongst one another within certain parameters.
However, such is the case in a small country town situated along the historic Chisholm Trail in Stephens County. Set among the rolling prairies, pecan orchards, oil fields and rich farmlands of south-central Oklahoma, the town of Comanche lies just ten miles south of Duncan and about sixty miles northwest of Ardmore.
What to Do
Enjoy time on the greens at the Comanche Lake Golf Course. This 9-hole course is lined with sprawling treens and a great view of the waters of the lake. There are also snacks and non-alcoholic beverages sold on site. It's a great place to unwind! Makes sure you check their website to find a list of tournaments and to book a tee time.
When shopping at The Buzzards Nest - Trading Post, you can take one step into a sanctuary of handmade baby booties and tiaras and the next step into pet lovers' paradise, then another step into a heaven of western home whimsies. With an array of antiques, vintage items and new products, this store seriously has anything and everything you could imagine from boutique apparel and accessories to antiques, home décor, artisan works, natural skincare products and so much more! You know those Pinterest-perfect crafty home accents that you’ve pinned, but you just can’t seem to find the time to attempt? Mud Creek Creations has already made them for you. This store features items for the home that have been repurposed by the owner and retired local Bob Coffer, who opened his store mainly as a way of extending his newly-found hobby with any and every home needing a colorful refresh. From retro-refinishes and modernized pieces to classic collectibles and Western home décor, you will muddle into all of this and more at Mud Creek Creations.
Where to Eat
There is food all over this quaint town. From 81 Stakeout to bite into a tender, juicy steak to Bob's Landmark Eatery for incredible catfish and Tribe Pride Pizza for a flavorful pie, Comanche has a restaurant for just about any craving.
The community of Comanche was originally known as Tucker and situated a few miles north of its present site. With the coming of the Rock Island Railroad in 1892, Native American landowner Johnny D. Wilson generously donated his property near the railroad to the town of Tucker, so that it could further prosper with closer proximity to the tracks. The Tucker post office was relocated in 1893, and the town was officially incorporated at its present site in 1898. Comanche assumed many nicknames before it landed its final title, as some called it Tucker, some called it Wilson Town, and others called it Border Queen after its grand communal celebrations and tribal festivities. However, the name Comanche finally stuck when Mr. Wilson insisted that it be named after its true founding fathers, the Comanche Indians who first roamed and settled the land in this territory. Today, a strong sense of pride and persistence is still reflected in the passionate people and the community of Comanche as a whole.