General County Information

County Seat: Marietta

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, according to some, was named Marietta by its first postmaster, Jerry C. Washington, for his wife, Mary, and his sister, Etta. Others contend the town was named for Marietta, Pennsylvania. The County Courthouse, built in 1910, was the first 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 Murray Biscuit Co, LLC, Marietta Sportswear, Robertson Hams, Rapistan Systems, Earth Energy Systems, and the 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. Agricultural products include pecans, grains, hay, peanuts, and watermelons, while sheep and hogs are also raised.

State District Court Information
Favorability to Defendant: 2
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Todd Hicks

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General Court Information:

Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 2.9%
December 2015: 3.0%
December 2014: 3.1%
December 2013: 4.3%
December 2012: 4.2%
December 2011: 4.6%
December 2010: 5.6%

Major Employers:
Love County is home to Winstar World Casino, located across the Red River from the Texas-Oklahoma border. The casino is operated by the Chickasaw Nation, and is the county's largest private employer. Agriculture and ranching have been important to the county economy since its inception. Leading non-agricultural employers include the Marietta Bakery, Murray Biscuit Company, Marietta Sportswear, Robertson Hams, Rapistan Systems, Earth Energy Systems, and the Joe Brown Company. The county also produces natural gas and its co-products propane and butanes.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 4,532

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 12.4%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $44,549

State: 3,923,561
County: 9,663