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Oklahoma CountiesThere are seventy-seven counties in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked 20th size and 17th in the number of counties, between Mississippi with 82 counties and Arkansas with 75 counties.
Oklahoma originally had seven counties when it was first organized as the Oklahoma Territory. These counties were designated numerically, first through seventh. New counties added after this were designated by letters of the alphabet. The first seven counties were later renamed. The Oklahoma Constitutional Convention named all of the counties that were formed when Oklahoma entered statehood in 1907. Only two counties have been formed since then
Love County, Oklahoma
Love County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Namedfor a prominent Chickasaw family and especially in honor of one member, Overton Love, popularly known as "Sobe" Love.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Established at 1907 statehood Love County was originally known as Recording District Number 26, Pickens County,
Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Located in the southern part of Oklahoma it is bordered on the south by Texas and
the Red River, on the north by Carter County, on the east by Marshall County, and on the west by Jefferson County. It is
composed of 531.94 square miles of land and water with three incorporated towns: Marietta (the county seat), Leon
(established 1883) and Thackerville (established 1882), and two unincorporated postal areas: Burneyville (post office
established 1879) and Overbrook (post office established 1887).
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"