Love County

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Love County is named for Overton Love, who was a prominent Chickasaw member popularly known as “Sobe” Love.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Carter County

E – Marshall County

S – Cooke County, Texas and Montague County, Texas

W – Jefferson County

 

Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Love County

County Seat:

Marietta  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marietta 

 

Location:  405 West Main Street / SW 4th Avenue

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Beau Arts

Architect:  Walter E Taylor

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company.of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Marietta. The north front has a large portico supported by for large white colored Corinthian columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Similar porticoes are located on the east and west sides with the south portico having pilasters. The wings extend out at angles from the main building. On the center of the roof is a four-sided white colored cupola with clock and small cupola at the top. A white colored cornice follows the hipped roof. The courtroom is located on the third story. On the southwest side is the Old County Jail which houses a museum.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Love County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Marietta was selected as the county seat.

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail – Marietta

 

 

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Photos taken 2009