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The City of Lawton is located on the western edge of Iowa in Woodbury County. We are just seven miles east of Sioux City, Iowa, with
Highway 20 running along the southern edge of greater Lawton.
Originally the name of our town was Truxton. According to clippings
from the Moville Mail back in November of 1901, an area farmer, Joseph Law, claimed to have naming rights of the city granted to him
by the Railroad. At the time he deeded the property over to the town, the town was renamed "Lawton". Lawton celebrated her Centennial
in June of 2004. A complete history of Lawton has been compiled in the Lawton Community History book.
The 2010 census lists the
population of Lawton at 908. We are considered a "bedroom community" with our close proximity to Sioux City. Many new homes have been
built within the past decade, and several more are currently being built. Our population increased by over 30% this past
Building permit applications must be filled out completely, and returned with applicable payment
to City Hall for consideration by the Council. An approved building permit is required prior to the start of any construction
in the City of Lawton.
Welcome to Lawton, Iowa 51030