Loving, Texas

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Unincorporated community
Loving is located in Texas
Loving is located in the US
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 33°15′51″N 98°30′38″W / 33.26417°N 98.51056°W / 33.26417; -98.51056Coordinates: 33°15′51″N 98°30′38″W / 33.26417°N 98.51056°W / 33.26417; -98.51056
Country United States
State Texas
County Young
Population (2000 est.)
 • Total 300
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 940

Loving is an unincorporated community in Young County, Texas, United States. It lies on State Highway 114 eighteen miles southeast of Olney in the northeastern part of the county. As of the 2000 Census, the population was estimated to be 300.


Loving was founded in 1907 on land that was part of the Lost Valley Loving Ranch, owned by Oliver Loving who was the grandson of the famous cattle drover, Oliver Loving. The town was moved approximately one mile to the north in 1909 in order to be along the Gulf, Texas and Western Railroad. Trinity Townsite Company trustee B.B. Cain platted the new town on land purchased from the Steadham brothers, members of a local ranching family. Loving grew at a slow but steady pace throughout the early and middle part of the twentieth century and by 1930 possessed several churches, businesses as well as its own school, bank, and church. The population peaked at 350 in 1940, but subsequently declined to 240 by 1980 and maintained this level through the 1990 Census. According to the 2000 Census, however, this figure had increased significantly and Loving is now home to some 300 residents.


Loving's students are served by the Graham Independent School District.


Handbook of Texas Online Entry for Loving