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LOVING, TEXAS

Young County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 114
18 Miles SE of Olney
12 Miles NE of Graham
90 Miles NW of Ft. Worth

Population: 300 (2000)

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Loving TX Baptist Church
Loving Baptist Church
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History in a Pecan Shell

Located on the Goodnight-Loving Trail, the town was named after Oliver Loving. The town itself was once a part of the Lost Valley Loving Ranch. In 1910 the Gulf, Texas and Western Railroad arrived and the local population moved to the tracks. There are conflicting accounts on exactly where the original town was located.

The Trinity Townsite Company sold lots and laid out the new town. In the 1930s Loving had a school, bank, and several churches. From a 1940 population of 350, it declined to 240 by 1980 and remained there for the 1990 census. By 2000 it had increased to 300.

Loving, TX - Church Of Christ
Church Of Christ
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Loving, TX - Loving  Assembly Of God
Loving Assembly Of God
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