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
22 2020 United States Census Bureau
32 2019 Texas Demographic Center
19 2010 United States Census Bureau
15 2000 United States Census Bureau
50 1990 United States Census Bureau
50 1980 United States Census Bureau
44 1970 United States Census Bureau
110 1960 United States Census Bureau
110 1950 United States Census Bureau
150 1940 United States Census Bureau