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Marietta in Love County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Love County

Love County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 11, 2018
1. Love County Marker
Inscription.  Love County has a rich historical significance to Oklahoma and the nation. Carved from the Louisiana Purchase and acquired from the Choctaw Nation by the Chickasaw Nation, the county was named for the Loves, a prominent Chickasaw family. Early settlers influenced how the frontier area would be shaped. The area supported early-day commerce, numerous ferry crossings and some of the first trading posts in the Indian Territory. Cattle ranchers, such as Bill Washington, controlled large Indian land holdings. The Arbuckle Trail, near Overbrook, was laid out by Jesse Chisholm of Chisholm Trail fame. Cotton was the major crop grown from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's, contributing to the greatest inland cotton market in the world.
Erected 2007 by Love County Leadership Class IV.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 56.233′ N, 97° 7.249′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Oklahoma, in Love County. Marker is on West Main Street (State
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Highway 32), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 West Main Street, Marietta OK 73448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Love County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Love County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps and Lake Murray State Park (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Love County - The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society (Submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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