Loving County

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Loving County is named for Oliver Loving, who was a cattle rancher and pioneer of the cattle drive who with Charles Goodnight developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail.

 

Created:  February 26, 1887

County Seat: 

Mentone  1893 / 1931 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mentone

 

Location:  100 Bell Street / Dallas Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Evan J Wood

Contractor:  Evan J Wood

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the town. The southeast front has a framed central entrance on the first story A thin horizontal belt runs between the first and second stories and below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the east side of the second story.

 

Note:  The County was organized in 1931. The first courthouse was a wood structure designed by O L Shearer and built in 1931. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $25,000.

 

County Courthouse Annex  - Mentone

 

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Location:  100 Collins Street / Dallas Street

Built:  2010 – 2011

Style:  Modern Adobe

Architect:  Grimes & Associates

Contractor:  Grimes & Associates

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The long rectangular building is located on the northwest side of the courthouse. The center section projects from the main building and rising to a gable roof line. Along the flat roof line are protruding logs. The building is named as the Hopper Annex Building. A porch was constructed after 2014.

 

Note: The cost of construction of the Courthouse Annex was $1,900,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lea County, New Mexico

E – Winkler County

S – Ward County and Reeves County

W – Reeves County and Culberson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019