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.
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|32||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|19||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|15||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|50||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
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