Oklahoma March 27, 2017
The Small Town In Oklahoma You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With
Tucked away in southern Oklahoma just east of Lawton, is a small, tight-knit community filled with character, wild-west history and outdoor recreation. Marlow is a small town with a population just over 4,500, and is a great place to live, work or raise a family in southwestern Oklahoma. Look around this small town you’ve probably never heard of…we’re pretty sure you’ll fall in love with it!
Marlow is located just 10 miles north of Duncan and 30 miles east of Lawton. It is situated in the southern part of the state in Stephens County.
Marlow was first settled in the mid 1800s, before Oklahoma was a state, by the old west pioneers. The Chisholm Trail once passed right through Marlow, making it a popular area for stampeding. The town became known as "Outlaw Country" and is rich in history, especially centered around a group of five brothers - The Marlows.
This monument in town tells the story about the brothers unjustly arrest for thievery and their escape, which eventually exonerated them. The town now pays tribute to the family and their heritage. Make sure to stop and check it out while visiting.
The town features a unique downtown filled with southern charm, mom and pop shops and a laid-back atmosphere. It's the perfect place to go to get a good feel of the charming character of Marlow.
Redbud Park is a popular park in town filled with beautiful walking trails, historic monuments, and much more. It's full of peaceful spots where you can enjoy the great outdoors, without the crowds.
One of the most visited places in the park is the 13,000 square foot western-themed children's playground called the Hideout. It's one of the top playgrounds in the state, and the kids will love the hotel and General Store!
The chapel in Redbud Park was built in the early 1900s and moved to the park in the late 1990s. It's a charming piece of architecture that you'll love photographing.
Outlaw Cave is also a top tourist attraction in the park. The cave is like something out of an old western movie and can be viewed by appointment. The cave was used during the 1800s as a secret hideout by the cattle rustlers.
The town is also known for its delicious food and fine dining, like Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant.
Marlow has something for everyone, and if you haven't heard of this small town, take a trip to southern Oklahoma and enjoy all Marlow has to offer.
Have you visited Marlow before? If so, let us know your favorite part about it in the comments section!
these other small, rural towns in Oklahoma. They are all so delightful!