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Loving County Texas Historical Markers

 
Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 2227 — Goodnight-Loving Trail
Blazed from the Fort Griffin-Dodge City Trail through New Mexico to Colorado about 1860 by Oliver Loving 1812-1867 first cattle trail driver from Texas — Map (db m61470) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 3142 — Loving County
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 — Map (db m61281) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 9461 — Mentone Smallest County Seat in Texas
Only town in Loving County—last organized, most sparsely populated (both in total and per square mile) county in Texas. Established 1931 and named for an earlier town (10 miles north) which legend says was named by a French . . . — Map (db m61280) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 3340 — Mentone Community Church
Built 1910 in Porterville, a town abandoned after Pecos River flood of 1930. Moved here for school and social center. Also used by various church groups and for non-denominational worship. Oldest building in Loving County. Recorded Texas . . . — Map (db m61283) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 3851 — Oliver Loving, C.S.A. (1812 – 1867)
Only Texan instrumental in mapping 3 major cattle trails: Shawnee, Western and Goodnight-Loving trails. Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas 1845, to farm, haul freight, deal in cattle. Started large Palo Pinto County ranch. In 1858, drove herd to . . . — Map (db m61282) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 9460 — Route of Old Butterfield Stagecoach Road
Over these tracks passed the Butterfield Stage, 1858-1861, providing for first time in history a combined passenger and mail service from Atlantic to Pacific coast. Operating westward from St. Louis and Memphis, John Butterfield's company used 1,350 . . . — Map (db m61274) HM

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