Welcome to Lawton Fort Sill
Lawton's meaningful past and unique present make every visit memorable.
Our rich history began on August 6, 1901 when the Kiowa-Comanche reservation was opened for settlement. A lottery was used to distribute the land in 160 acre sections. The town site was selected by federal authorities on a section of prairie south of Fort Sill, which had been in existence since the 1860's. Lawton has played an important role in shaping our state for more than 100 years. Nestled in the oldest of mountains, Lawton Fort Sill is rich with relics and tales from a time long gone. With a diverse economy that includes manufacturing, military, defense contractors, premiere health care facilities, award winning educational institutions, and a robust retail offering, Lawton Fort Sill is a city of choice for families as well as young professionals. Our unique outdoor recreation environment and close community relationship between Fort Sill and Lawton are well renowned.
About the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce
The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented organization. Over 900 investors work through the Chamber to advance economic growth. The Chamber asserts a leadership role in the development of increased business and tourism opportunities, the unification of our military and business community, the advancement of a pro-business legislative agenda, and in the promotion of community enrichment.
To be the premier business organization in southwest Oklahoma with a strong leadership position in the community and the state while providing visionary leadership in the protection and the diversification of the economic base. The Chamber will grow its membership and volunteer base and have a strong, professional and dynamic Board of Directors and staff dedicated to the promotion of its members and the Lawton Fort Sill region.
The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce will provide value-added services to our members and the community that create economic opportunities and an enhanced quality of life for our citizens through leadership, relevancy and innovation.
Chamber Businesses Strongly Support Fort Sill
The business community wants to make sure Fort Sill maintains its missions, its soldiers and its vitality. It is critical that we fight for Fort Sill to maintain Lawton’s economic base.How does the Chamber accomplish this? Read more...