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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]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 194
Mentone 79754
Phone: 432-377-2441
Fax: 432-377-2701


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

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Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Eddy County, NM  • Lea County, NM  • Reeves  • Ward  • Winkler

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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information. 

Online Grave Transcripts  Published Grave Transcripts  County Cemetery Directories


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Names in Stone 
Billion Graves

Billion Graves 


Cemeteries of Texas


Names in Stone 


See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

No cemeteries are located inside Loving County.[4]


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.



After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Loving County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.





Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Loving County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records


Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.


Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm


Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm


Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  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


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