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    Established at 1907 statehood Love County was originally known as Recording District Number 26, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
    In 1818 the Quapaw ceded to the United States the area south of Canadian River, where the Choctaw settled after their removal in the 1830s from southeastern United States. With the removal of the Chickasaw in 1837-38 they were given land in the central portion of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory, and in 1855 the Chickasaw formally separated from the Choctaw.
     Early whites in the area included Holland Coffee and Abel Warren, who operated trading posts along Walnut Bayou around 1837. Prominent Chickasaw who settled in present Love County include Overton Love. In 1843 twenty-year-old Love came to Indian Territory from Mississippi and settled in Love's Valley (about six miles east of the Marietta area). Initially, Overton, one of the largest landowners of the Chickasaw tribe, farmed and raised cattle on his 8,000 acres of Red River bottomland. An astute entrepreneur he owned businesses and houses in Marietta. Love was a member of both houses of the Chickasaw National Council, served as judge of his county and district, and was a member of the Dawes Commission in Washington, D.C. He died in 1906, one year before statehood. To honor and show their appreciation, the delegation from Judge Love's district at the 1906 Constitutional Convention named Love County for him.


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405 West Main St.
Marietta, OK 73448
Phone (405)276-3059
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405 W. Main #201
Marietta OK 73448
Phone: 580-276-2235

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