Mentone, Texas

Mentone, Texas

Mentone is an small community, not incorporated, and the county seat of Loving County, Texas.  Photograph by Lothar the Terrible.

Mentone, county seat of Loving County, is on State Highway 302 twenty-five miles southwest of Kermit and twenty-five miles north of Pecos in southwestern Loving County. It was laid out by James J. Wheat, Sr., and Bladen Ramsey, oil prospectors, in 1925, after they discovered oil nearby. They first called the town Ramsey but changed its name to Mentone when the postal service rejected the name. The site remained unsettled until 1931, when a post office was authorized.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
32 2019 Texas Demographic Center
19 2010 Texas Demographic Center
15 2000 Texas Demographic Center
50 1990 Texas Demographic Center
50 1980 Texas Demographic Center
44 1970 Texas Demographic Center
110 1960 Texas Demographic Center
110 1950 Texas Demographic Center
150 1940 Texas Demographic Center