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Love County

Love county, formed at statehood in 1907 from Pickens county, is named in honor of Overton Love, a prominent judge of the Chickasaws and landowner after the Civil War. It is located in south central Oklahoma on the Texas state line with Marietta serving as the county seat. Marietta was so named by the first postmaster, Jerry C. Washington, for his wife, Mary, and his sister, Etta. The county encompasses 515 square miles.

Major waterways include the Red River which forms the southern county line and Lake Murray which is shared with Carter County to the north. One of the unique attractions of the area is 4-story high Turner Tower which was built from stone and was originally used as a retreat for the state's governor.

Major highways include Interstate 35 which enters the state from Texas here on its way toward Oklahoma City and points north.

The county population on July 1, 1999, was 8,581, an increase of 793 over the 1990 census.

Location:Marietta Oklahoma

Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
Atoka County
Bryan County
Carter County
Jefferson County
Johnston County
Love County

02/18 Coming to The Marietta area
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art Fort Worth TX March8-9 Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show, this is one of the oldest shows in Texas.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.