Originally a part of Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Love County was named in honor of Overton Love, a prominent judge of the Chickasaws and landowner after the Civil War. The county seat was named Marietta by its first postmaster, Jerry C. Washington, for his wife, Mary, and his sister, Etta. The County Courthouse, built in Oklahoma after statehood. Marietta is served by I-35, S.H. 32, and S.H. 77, and the Santa Fe Railroad. Industries include Marietta Bakery, Marietta Sportswear, Robertson Hams, Falcon Vans and Joe Brown Company. Texaco, Chevron and Cimarron Transmission manufacture propane, butane and natural gas. The Marietta Monitor, a weekly newspaper, has been owned and operated by the same family since 1896. Several famous horse ranches and cattle ranches are located in the county. The largest early-day ranch was operated by William E. Washington, whose house is still standing. Agricultural products include asparagus, grains, hay, peanuts and watermelons, while sheep and hogs are also raised. Love County annually celebrates Frontier Days on the first Friday and Saturday of June. Location: Love County borders the Texas state line in southern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Marietta Distances: Marietta to: Ardmore - 18 miles Oklahoma City - 114 miles Land Area: 532 square miles of level plains with two major lakes

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