County Seat: Marietta
Year Organized: 1907
Square Miles: 515
405 W Main Street
Namedfor a prominent Chickasaw family and especially in honor of one member, Overton Love, popularly known as "Sobe" Love.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Established at 1907 statehood Love County was originally known as Recording District Number 26, Pickens County,
Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Located in the southern part of Oklahoma it is bordered on the south by Texas and
the Red River, on the north by Carter County, on the east by Marshall County, and on the west by Jefferson County. It is
composed of 531.94 square miles of land and water with three incorporated towns: Marietta (the county seat), Leon
(established 1883) and Thackerville (established 1882), and two unincorporated postal areas: Burneyville (post office
established 1879) and Overbrook (post office established 1887).
Love County lies within the Red River Plains physiographic region. The topography is rolling to hilly, and the Red River and its tributaries drain the entire area. Principal tributaries are the Simon Creek, Hickory Creek, Walnut Bayou, and Mud Creek with the drainage being to the southeast. Early-day Love County teemed with wildlife including buffalo, elk, antelope, wild turkey, prairie chickens, wolves, coyotes, and bears. Lakes Murray and Texoma touch the northeastern and southern county boundaries, respectively....LOVE COUNTY
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