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Mentone in Loving County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Loving County

 
 
Loving County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Loving County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from Tom Green County
Created February 26, 1887
Organized July 8, 1893
Named in honor of Oliver Loving, 1812-1867, farmer, rancher and an early trail driver.
Mentone, the county seat
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3142.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 42.382′ N, 103° 35.911′ W. Marker is in Mentone, Texas, in Loving County. Marker is at the intersection of Bell Street (State Highway 302) and Pecos Street (County Road 300), on the right when traveling west on Bell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mentone TX 79754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mentone (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Loving, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mentone Community Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Route of Old Butterfield Stagecoach Road (approx. half a mile away); Goodnight-Loving Trail (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Loving County, Texas. County Seat: Mentone Population : 67 Area: Loving County
Loving County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Loving County Marker
is comprised of 681 square miles in the western part of Texas Incorporated: 1931 (Submitted on November 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Loving County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. Loving County Marker
Marker is at far left in photo.
Loving County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
4. Loving County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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