Loving County, Texas

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Loving County
The Loving County Courthouse in Mentone
The Loving County Courthouse in Mentone
Map of Texas highlighting Loving County.svg
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Seat Mentone
Area
 • Total 677 sq mi (1,750 km2)
 • Land 669 sq mi (1,730 km2)
 • Water 7.8 sq mi (20 km2)  1.1%
Population (2010)
 • Total 82
 • Density 0.12/sq mi (0.047/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Loving County is a county in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the United States' smallest county by number of people.[1] In 2000, only 67 people lived there. The county seat is Mentone.

The County is named for Oliver Loving, a cattle farmer who, along with Charles Goodnight, developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail. He died of wounds from Comanches while on a cattle drive in 1867 near the county.

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