Valentine (Texas)

Jeff Davis County


Valentine is a small village in Jeff Davis County in the U.S. state of Texas. Valentine had in 2000 187 inhabitants in an area of 1.2 km ². The village is situated on the border of Presidio County and is affected by the U.S. Highway 90.

Valentine was founded on February 14, 1882 by workers of the Southern Pacific Railroad and after the date of incorporation, Valentine's Day, named. Beginning in 1883, Valentine was holding point of the railway, and in 1886 a post office was opened. In 1890, Valentine had about 100 inhabitants, for these two restaurants, a hotel and a meat market. In the following years, Valentine became the loading station for the surrounding ranchers, and the population rose to 1914 to 500, declined in the early 1920s to 250 in the early 1930s and reached 629 On August 16, 1931, an earthquake, the strongest, the in Texas has ever measured, large parts of the town. In the late 1970s the town had 226 inhabitants in 1990 and 217 in 2000, 187 inhabitants. In the village there is a primary and secondary school and two churches.