Marietta, Oklahoma

Marietta, Oklahoma

Marietta's architectural centerpiece is the Love County Courthouse (c 1910), the first courthouse built after statehood and topped with a clock dome. You'll also find the Love County Military Museum with memorabilia from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War, - Norton's Indian Territory Museum, and the Love County Pioneer Museum in the town's historic Santa Fe Depot.

If all this history makes you hungry, drive west of town to McGehee's Catfish Restaurant, which overlooks the Red River. Or, grab some famous dollar-a-bag broken cookies from Murray Biscuit Company. Discounted brand cookies are baked fresh on the premises. Spend an evening at the Chicksaw Touso Ishto Gaming Center, where Oklahomans and friends from across the border play high stakes bingo. ("Touso Ishto" means "Big Money" in Chickasaw)

Marietta was founded in 1887 as a station on the newly-completed Santa Fe Railroad, near the site of a grist mill, general store and campgrounds on the Arbuckle Cattle Trail. This trail crossed the Red River from Texas at Thacker Ferry north and west of the present day Thackerville and then joined the Chisholm Trail further north and west of Love County.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Norton's Indian Territory Museum

The museum houses Indian Territory relics and the largest collection of antique medicine and pop bottles in southern Oklahoma.

Marietta, OK Museums

Love County Military Museum

The Military Museum houses memorabilia from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. It is located in the renovated old jail at the southwest corner behind the Love County Courthouse.

Marietta, OK Museums

Love County Courthouse

This unique octagonal architecture with four impressive columns at each of four entrances is Oklahoma's first county courthouse built after statehood. The cornerstone of Nelson Georgia Marble was laid during Masonic ceremonies on April 29, 1910. The building was dedicated on November 24

Marietta, OK Historic Courthouses

Tucker Tower

Tucker Tower Nature Center is not only a great place to visit, with its many interesting and educational displays and exhibits, it also has a history as colorful as the view from high atop the tower. Tucker's Tower sits on a steeply dipping outcrop named the Devil'

Marietta, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do near Marietta, OK

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