Mentone (HM15N1)

Location: Mentone, TX 79754 Loving County
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N 31° 42.367', W 103° 35.922'

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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 surveyor-prospector after his home on the Riviera.

With population of 42, Mentone has no water system. (Water is hauled in.) Nor does it have a bank, doctor, hospital, newspaper, lawyer, civic club, or cemetery.

There are only two recorded graves in county; some Indian skeletons, artifacts are found.

Oil farming, cattle county.
HM NumberHM15N1
Marker Number9461
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker Condition
5 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 632786 N 3508715
Decimal Degrees31.70611667, -103.59870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.367', W 103° 35.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 22.02" N, 103° 35' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 823 Co Rd 300, Mentone TX 79754, US
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Nov 5, 2016 at 1:38pm PDT by scottohill

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