Valentine is a town in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. The population was 187 at the 2000 census. It is the only incorporated municipality in Jeff Davis County. Its name refers to the date of its founding in 1882 by a Southern Pacific Railroad construction crew: February 14. It is one of several cities named Valentine in the United States where the United States Postal Service cancels envelopes for Valentine's Day.
Valentine is also home to the noted art installation, Prada Marfa (2005), located outside Valentine on U.S. 90.
"Cahill, U.S. Marshall" was set in Valentine, Texas.
Location of Valentine, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°35′15″N 104°29′44″W|
Valentine is located at (30.587504, -104.495498).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.
Valentine is home to, as one politician puts it, "the greatest ever West Texas Valentine's Day celebration." Hosted by the Big Bend Brewing Company of Alpine, TX, as many as 1,000 people invade Valentine on Valentine's Day from points as close as Valentine itself, Marfa, andAlpine, to the far away places of Chicago and Cleveland. In 2014, the west Texas brewery served free cups of beer while Gary P. Nunnplayed live on stage, under the moonlit night and stars. At 10:43pm, one conscientious observer, who was known to be Yankee by birth (but Texan by hope), remarked that the festivity's relative coordinate, on its corresponding value map, was squarely in the top right quadrant.
Valentine is served by the Valentine Independent School District which operates Valentine School.