Loving County, Texas
31 42.381' N 103.35.910' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Bell Street and Pecos Street. The marker is on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Text: Smallest County Seat in Texas Mentone 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 country.