103 of 254: Comanche County Courthouse, Comanche, Texas. County Population: 13,974
"Comanche County covers 944 square miles of rolling land with elevations from 650 to 1,700 feet. The county is named for the Comanche Indians, whose territory once included the area.
"The area that is now Comanche County was dominated from the eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries by the Comanche Indians.
"White settlement in the area began with a colony organized by Jesse Mercer and others in 1854 on lands earlier granted by Mexico to Stephen F. Austin and Samuel May Williams.
"in 1856 the Texas legislature formed Comanche County from Coryell and Bosque counties; Cora was designated as the county seat. In 1859 the more centrally located town of Comanche became county seat.
"By 1860 the United States census counted 709 people living in the county;
"By the 1870s the town of Comanche had become the political center for some fifty counties, both organized and unorganized, to the west and northwest. The Comanche Chief, which began to be published in 1873, was for some years the only newspaper in this part of Texas."
John Leffler, "COMANCHE COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online
"[Comanche], a supply base for Texas ranches during its early history, was
incorporated in 1873. By 1892 Comanche had 2,500 residents, the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway, a daily stage, and numerous businesses.
J. R. Eanes and Jeanne F. Lively, "COMANCHE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online
I visited Comanche County and photographed the courthouse in Comanche on June 22, 2011 and again on June 2, 2013. Actually, I pass by the Comanche County courthouse each time I visit my family in Abilene.