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Facts about Mentone, Texas
Mentone is a census-designated place in Loving County, Texas. As the county's only community, it serves as the county seat and has a 2010 population of 19, almost a quarter of the county's 82 people. Mentone was until recently the least-populated unincorporated county seat in the United States, but lost that distinction with the 2010 census to Gann Valley, South Dakota, which has a population of 14. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1967 as the \"Smallest County Seat in Texas\".
It was reported by Odessa American on December 13th, 2012 that Beverly Jean Hanson (Hopper) passed away in Mentone, Texas. Ms. Hanson was 65 years old. Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Beverly Jean's life.
It was reported by Odessa American on December 15th, 2011 that Elizabeth Kay "Liz" Jones (Thorp) passed away in Mentone, Texas. Ms. Jones was 53 years old. Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Elizabeth Kay "Liz"'s life.
It was written by Odessa American on April 14th, 2010 that Brenda Darlene Wildman (Lane) passed away in Mentone, Texas. Ms. Wildman was 59 years old. Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Brenda Darlene's life.
The total population of Loving County itself (as of 2000) is 67. The population has declined ever since, and in 2000 there were only 15 people, "more or less," according to 'National Geographic' magazine. Until 1988, Mentone had no drinkable water of its own; local wells yielded water with a high mineral content that clogged pipes and killed grass. It is situated on State Highway 302 (Texas) Highway 302, seventy-five miles west of Odessa, Texas
Mentone was founded in 1931, and was named for Menton, France by a French surveyor. [http://www.kwes.com/global/story.asp?s=6216900]
Mentone's tiny church (the oldest building in town) is visited every Saturday by a minister from a nearby town who holds interdenominational services there.
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