I have noticed the location name "Comanche" in records for Terlingua families. For example, Ruperto Chavarria was born in Fort Stockton, but his marriage record shows his place of birth as Comanche. There is a Comanche, Texas. It is between Fort Stockton and Fort Worth. It is about 285 miles from Fort Stockton to Comanche, Texas and then yet about another 100 miles to Fort Worth. According to Wikipedia (which we know can have erroneous information since anyone can enter information) Cora, Texas, the county seat of Comanche county, was renamed Comanche, Texas in 1859; and Saint Gaul, the county seat of Pecos county, was renamed Fort Stockton, Texas on August 13, 1875. (If you follow the Saint Gaul link to Wikipedia then go to the fourth paragraph on the "history" secton of Fort Stockton it describes this. But it has a notation that there is no reference cited for this "fact.")
I think that people who spoke only English must have referred to Fort Stockton as "Comanche" too; and it would be interesting to learn when that usage occurred. But it looks like "Comanche" was used even in official records sometimes to refer to what is now Fort Stockton, county seat of Pecos county. I must point out that Ruperto Chavarria was married in Ojinaga so the record of his marriage was most likely recorded in Spanish. The record is not the actual document.
Also, it is true that the city of Fort Stockton is different from the military camp or fort called Fort Stockton. I don't believe the fort was ever the county seat of Pecos county. Am I wrong?
I would like to see what your experiences are. Did you call Fort Stockton "Comanche?" If so tell us about it. When did you do it? What language(s) were you speaking when you did it? If you stopped doing it, do you know when or why you stopped? Were you conscious of stopping calling Fort Stockton "Comanche" or did it just seem to happen? What do you know about the history of the habitation of the area around Comanche Springs?
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