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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 noted by Odessa American on December 13th, 2012 that Beverly Jean Hanson (Hopper) perished in Mentone, Texas. Ms. Hanson was 65 years old. Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Beverly Jean's life.
It was noted by Odessa American on December 15th, 2011 that Elizabeth Kay "Liz" Jones (Thorp) died in Mentone, Texas. Ms. Jones was 53 years old. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Elizabeth Kay "Liz"'s life.
It was reported by Odessa American on April 14th, 2010 that Brenda Darlene Wildman (Lane) passed on in Mentone, Texas. Ms. Wildman was 59 years old. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Brenda Darlene's life.
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. A second town on that site was called Juanita and then Porterville, but was deserted anew when Mentone was reestablished, with most residents moving to the new town. The local cafe allows smoking, but does not accept credit cards. The population has declined ever since, and in 2000 there were only 15 people, "more or less," according to 'National Geographic' magazine. She never carried a firearm, and reported only two arrests during her entire term.
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