Loving County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Loving County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Loving County Courthouse
PO Box 194
Mentone, TX 79754-9999
Phone: 915.377.2441

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate
and court records from 1931 and land records from 1920[1]


Loving County was created 26 February 1887 from Tom Green County, a new county that had been created in 1874, but was still attached to Reeves County for judicial purposes. In 1893, Loving County was organized and a new town, Mentone (12 miles north of present-day Mentone), selected as the county seat. Construction began on a courthouse, although it was never finished. Loving County was deorganized on 12 May 1897, and reattached to Reeves county. Loving County was reorganized in 1931, and the town of Ramsey (renamed Mentone) selected as the county seat. [2]

Parent County

1887 -- Loving County was created 26 February 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Mentone [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



No cemeteries are located in Loving County.[4]




Local Histories

Loving County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Loving County, Texas. Page 669 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Loving County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl13
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/25/national/25loving.html?_r=1&8hpib