Love County is named for Overton Love, who was a prominent Chickasaw member popularly known as “Sobe” Love.
Created: July 16, 1907
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 two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a large portico supported by for large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The wings extend out at angles from the main building. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored cupola with clock and small cupola at the top.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Love County Courthouse
Note: The courthouse is the first and only courthouse constructed in the County.
N – Carter County
E – Marshall County
W – Jefferson County
Photos taken 2009