Mentone is an census-designated place in Loving County, Texas. As the county's only community, it serves as the county seat and has a 2010 population of 19, almost a quarter of the county's 82 people Mentone was until recently the least-populated county seat in the United States, but lost that distinction with the 2010 census to Gann Valley, South Dakota, which has a population of 14. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1967 as the "Smallest County Seat in Texas"
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Loving County Courthouse
|Coordinates: 31°42′23″N 103°35′54″W|
Mentone is served by the Wink-Loving Independent School District. Loving County's school system was closed and consolidated into Wink's ISD in 1972 because the enrollment had fallen to two students. The abandoned school building's gymnasium is still occasionally used for local events.