Menard County Texas

 

 

 

Menard County, Texas is comprised of 902 square miles of rolling terrain on the Edwards Plateau.

The county lies entirely within the Colorado River basin and is drained primarily by the San Saba River, which crosses the county from west to east.

Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, javelina, squirrel, coyote, bobcat, beaver, opossum, badger, fox, raccoon, and skunk, as well as a variety of birds, fish, and reptiles. (Source: Handbook of Texas Online)

 

Planning a visit? See Menard Chamber of Commerce for information on motels, lodging, attractions, etc.

My name's Alicia. Brown, and I'm a 10 year member of the volunteer TXGenWeb Project, a group dedicated to providing genealogical information online for free. I will be your guide for Menard County, Texas and can be contacted through the email address at the bottom of each page for any questions or comments you might have.

 

San Luis de las Amarillas Presidio-Menard Texas

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County Formation

Located in Central Texas, Menard County was home to the Santa Cruz de San Sabá Mission and San Luis de las Amarillas Presidio in the 1750's until Indian hostilities made it impossible to stay in the area.

In 1858, Menard County was formed from Bexar County by the state legislature, but the threat of Indian attacks delayed new settlement and caused many established residents to leave.

By 1866, the remaining residents failed to form a new government and it wasn't until 1871 that Menard finally elected their own officials and "Menardville" was named the county seat. (More Information)


History of County Name 

Menard County was named in honor of Michel Branamour Menard (1805-1856), who was an early settler of Galveston, Tx.

Though several of his descendents have contacted me looking for information on Michel B. Menard....to date, I have not located any records or documentation that would prove he was ever in this area.

(See more about Michel B. Menard)

 

Michel Branamour Menard


Menard County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 1028
Menard, Texas 76859
Phone: (325) 396-4682

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Menard Courthouse History

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Menard County Transcriptions and Records

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Mystery Pictures-

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I love genealogy..........and I love the kind people I've met in the years I've been working on my personal family history.

The first person who sent me some out of state records refused to let me pay her for her time and trouble. She told me to "pass the favor along" the next time I could help someone.....and that would be payment enough for her.

I've never forgotten that............and that's one of the reasons I volunteer for the Menard TXGenWeb site. She's also the reason I collect miscellaneous materials or take pictures at cemeteries that have nothing to do with my research.

So in honor of "passing it along", here are some items I've collected while traveling the counties. Sorry....I can't give you anymore information beyond what is posted....but maybe it will help someone else in their research.

A. Brown

Miscellaneous Items I've Collected

Calfcreek Cemetery, McCulloch Co., TX

Jordan Springs Cemetery, Brown Co., TX

Long Mountain Community Pictures, Mason Co., TX

Lynch or Cowboy Cemetery, outside of Albany, Shackelford Co, TX

Redcreek Cemetery, Kimble Co., TX


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