Menard County Texas

Our Courthouse- Past and Present

NOTE: Before the below courthouse was built, I'm told that court business was held in the old Patrick Mires/Emil Toepperwein building. To see a picture of this building, go here.

The "official" Menardville courthouse was reportedly built about 1885. I believe the below picture is the earliest picture available.

Source: Texas State Library


Early Menard County Texas Courthouse

I recently found some old 1931 newspaper articles where citizens tried to save the above courthouse for historical purposes. Unfortunately, their efforts failed, and when it was torn down, the rocks were used to make the surrounding wall at Pioneer Rest Cemetery. See articles here.

Menard Texas Courthouse mid-1900's

Picture of Menard County Courthouse (built in 1931) compliments of Postcards of Texas at:

Texas Postcards


Menard Texas Courthouse Today

Note: Building to the left of the courthouse is the Sheriff's Office

The Menard County Courthouse was awarded a grant from the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. In 2007, the major part of the renovation had been completed and the county officials were able to move back to the courthouse. See pictures of present courthouse after renovation HERE.


See More about Menard's Courthouse History

For more information about Menardville's jail and jail breaks, go to Jail History.

NOTE:  While I strive for accuracy in all transcriptions, please be advised that typing errors may be present.  I would suggest you always verify my online information with a copy of the actual record.

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