Jim Wheat's POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF TEXAS, 1846 1930

POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF
LOVING COUNTY, TEXAS
1893 - 1930

(Updated: see additional notes & map at bottom)

 

HAYFLAT (Loving)

Warden, Judge H., 7 Mar 1910

Leeman, Mitchel M., 15 Oct 1912

Discontinued 15 Oct 1913; mail to Kermit

 

 

JUANITA (Loving)

Ritchie, Wm. T., 19 Nov 1909

Cg'd to PORTERVILLE, 21 Feb 1910

 

 

MENTONE [1] (Loving)

Combs, John J., 29 Sep 1893

Discontinued 18 May 1896; papers to Pecos, Reeves Co.

 

 

MENTONE [2] (Loving) (see also PORTERVILLE)

Wright, Tom G., 1 May 1931

 

 

PORTERVILLE (Loving) (see also JUANITA)

Ritchie, Wm. T., 21 Feb 1910

Newton, Wm. S., 20 May 1911

Kelker, David N., 12 Apr 1921

Wright, Tom G., 2 Aug 1923

Cg'd to MENTONE [2], 1 May 1931

 

 

WOODY (Loving)

Hunt, Sarah E., 1 Apr 1910

Discontinued 30 Dec 1911; mail to Arno

 

Sources:

Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832 - Sept. 30, 1971;
National Archives microfilm M841, NNEB-20 (reels1 - 3)

Pickett Papers, Confederate States of America, Volumes 98 - 99;
Library of Congress microfilm, reel 52

Additional notes for Loving County Post Offices below that were not included above:

HAYFLAT- was in Winkler County

 

MENTONE - was Porterville; the "Record of Appointment of Postmasters" inaccurately records the date of the name change as 1 May 1931. First PM was John J. Combs (1893), Tom G. Wright (1931); aka "Ramsey". POP.: 1893 = "a store and some adobe houses", 1980 = @50. Named by: an early settler for Menton, France.

 

PORTERVILLE - the "Record of Appointment of Postmaster" inaccurately records the last day of operation as 30 April 1931; POP in 1909 = @100; Named for: Dr. Phil Porter who plated the townsite; NOTE: moved north to the Mentone site because Pecos River floods isolated the post office, and because of the discovery of oil there.

WOODY - named for: Fannin W. ("Woody") Johnson, prominent area rancher.

Map below shows Post Offices / communities of Loving County in reference to each other, Pecos River & surrounding counties.

Source for additional notes & map:

"Texas Post Offices by County" - Vol 3 - by John J. Germann & Myron R. Janzen

Submitted & Obtained by Jane Keppler

Pg updated June 2, 2009

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