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Menard County was named in honor of Michel Branamour Menard (1805-1856), who was an early settler of Galveston, Tx.&nbsp;Located in Central Texas,&nbsp;Menard County is&nbsp;on&nbsp;the edge of the Edwards Plateau and lies within the Colorado River basin.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:TexasMenardCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]&nbsp;This is the third and present day courthouse for Menard County, Texas.&nbsp; Built in 1931, it replaced the old 1885 building and provided much needed jobs for the community at a reported wage of 25 cents per hour.<ref>Menard News and Messenger of March 26, 1931</ref>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
The county was awarded grant funds in 2004 from the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.<ref>Round IV Grant receipient - Texas Historical Commission Report</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;A major part of the renovation was completed in 2007 and county officials returned to the courthouse.  
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[[Image:TexasMenardCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|TexasMenardCourthouse.jpg]][http://co.menard.tx.us/ips/cms Menard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1028<br>Menard, Texas 76859<br>Phone: 915.396.4682<br><br>County Clerk has birth and court records from 1900, marriage records from 1878, death records from 1917, divorce records from 1889, probate and land records from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Menard County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>This is the third and present day courthouse for Menard County, Texas.&nbsp; Built in 1931, it replaced the old 1885 building and provided much needed jobs for the community at a reported wage of 25 cents per hour.<ref>Menard News and Messenger of March 26, 1931</ref><br>
  
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The county was awarded grant funds in 2004 from the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.<ref>Round IV Grant receipient - Texas Historical Commission Report</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;A major part of the renovation was completed in 2007 and county officials returned to the courthouse.<br>  
  
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/court/corthouse.htm Pictures of 1885 and 1931 courthouse]&nbsp;- Menard TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/court/corthouse.htm Pictures of 1885 and 1931 courthouse]&nbsp;- Menard TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/address.htm County Clerk Contact Information] - Menard TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/address.htm County Clerk Contact Information] - Menard TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/MenardTexas/Menard-County-Courthouse.htm Menard Courthouse] - Texas Escapes
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/MenardTexas/Menard-County-Courthouse.htm Menard Courthouse] - Texas Escapes
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Menard County; PO Box 1028; Menard, TX 76859; Ph. 915.396.4682 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1878, d rec from 1917, div rec from 1889, pro &amp; land rec from 1880)
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first permanent Anglo-American settlement was Menardville in 1867. Unfortunately, they were not able to establish their own government until 1871, when Menardville was officially named the county seat.  
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The first permanent Anglo-American settlement was Menardville in 1867. Unfortunately, they were not able to establish their own government until 1871, when Menardville was officially named the county seat.<br>
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Menard County was named in honor of Michel Branamour Menard (1805-1856), who was an early settler of Galveston, TX. Located in Central Texas, Menard County is on the edge of the Edwards Plateau and lies within the Colorado River basin.  
  
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/history/timeline.htm Menard County Historical Timeline] - Menard TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/history/timeline.htm Menard County Historical Timeline] - Menard TXGenWeb site  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
====== Ft. McKavett  ======
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===== Ft. McKavett  =====
  
 
Community  
 
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*[http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/forts/mckavett/post.html Post on the San Saba] - Texas Beyond History site
 
*[http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/forts/mckavett/post.html Post on the San Saba] - Texas Beyond History site
  
====== <br>Hext<br> ======
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===== Hext =====
  
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/townorcomun/hext.htm Hext History] - Menard TXGenWeb Site.&nbsp; History of the community.&nbsp; Also known as Wagnerville.
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/townorcomun/hext.htm Hext History] - Menard TXGenWeb Site.&nbsp; History of the community.&nbsp; Also known as Wagnerville.
  
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/MenardTexas/MenardTx.htm Menard] - From Texas Escapes
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/MenardTexas/MenardTx.htm Menard] - From Texas Escapes
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
===== Ft. McKavett Cemetery<br> =====
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===== Ft. McKavett Cemetery =====
  
 
The Ft. McKavett Cemetery is located near&nbsp;the Ft. McKavett State Park.&nbsp; It&nbsp;was the original burial site for the soldiers&nbsp;of the Fort and residents of the McKavett Community.&nbsp; There is also a Catholic section of burials&nbsp;in this cemetery.  
 
The Ft. McKavett Cemetery is located near&nbsp;the Ft. McKavett State Park.&nbsp; It&nbsp;was the original burial site for the soldiers&nbsp;of the Fort and residents of the McKavett Community.&nbsp; There is also a Catholic section of burials&nbsp;in this cemetery.  
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Menard/LittleSaline.html Little Saline Cemetery Transcription] -&nbsp;from Cemeteries of Texas.&nbsp;&nbsp;History and burial information the work of Frederica&nbsp;Burt Wyatt.  
 
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Menard/LittleSaline.html Little Saline Cemetery Transcription] -&nbsp;from Cemeteries of Texas.&nbsp;&nbsp;History and burial information the work of Frederica&nbsp;Burt Wyatt.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1618910&CScnty=2683& Little Saline Cemetery] - Find-A-Grave listing&nbsp;of burials.&nbsp;Can be searched by name.&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1618910&CScnty=2683& Little Saline Cemetery] - Find-A-Grave listing&nbsp;of burials.&nbsp;Can be searched by name.&nbsp;
 
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===== Noguess Cemetery  =====
 
===== Noguess Cemetery  =====
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A&nbsp;family cemetery located on private property.&nbsp; It is also known as the Vaughan Cemetery.  
 
A&nbsp;family cemetery located on private property.&nbsp; It is also known as the Vaughan Cemetery.  
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2335610 Vaughan/Noguess Cemetery Burials] - Findagrave memorials.
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/cem/nogsvaun/vaunnoguess.htm Vaughan/Noguess Cemetery]- Names and pictures from Menard TXGenWeb
  
 
===== Old Catholic Cemetery  =====
 
===== Old Catholic Cemetery  =====
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This cemetery is also known as "The Decker Cemetery" and "Cleo Highway Cemetery".  
 
This cemetery is also known as "The Decker Cemetery" and "Cleo Highway Cemetery".  
  
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/cem/cleo/cemcleo.htm Old Catholic Cemetery] - Cemetery information and headstone pictures from Menard TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2319283&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2683& Old Catholic Cemetery]- Burial listings on Find-A-Grave
  
 
===== Opp Cemetery  =====
 
===== Opp Cemetery  =====
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This cemetery is also known as the Bihl Cemetery.  
 
This cemetery is also known as the Bihl Cemetery.  
  
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/cem/opp/opp.htm Opp Cemetery] - Listings and pictures of Opp/Bihl Cemetery from Menard TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=5833 Opp Cemetery] - Listings from Find-A-Grave
  
 
===== Pioneer Rest Cemetery  =====
 
===== Pioneer Rest Cemetery  =====
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This was the original cemetery for the town of Menardville.  
 
This was the original cemetery for the town of Menardville.  
  
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/cem/pioneer/cempio.htm Pioneer Rest Cemetery] - Cemetery Name Index and some pictures from Menard TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1238057&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2683& Pioneer Rest Cemetery] - Find-A-Grave listings can be searched by name or browse all burials. &nbsp;
  
 
===== Rest Haven Cemetery  =====
 
===== Rest Haven Cemetery  =====
  
 
Rest Haven Cemetery is the&nbsp;newer cemetery for the town of Menard.&nbsp; It was established in the early 1930's when it became apparent that Pioneer Rest Cemetery was filled to capacity.  
 
Rest Haven Cemetery is the&nbsp;newer cemetery for the town of Menard.&nbsp; It was established in the early 1930's when it became apparent that Pioneer Rest Cemetery was filled to capacity.  
 
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===== Splittgerber Cemetery  =====
 
===== Splittgerber Cemetery  =====
  
 
This cemetery is also known as the "Ellis Cemetery".  
 
This cemetery is also known as the "Ellis Cemetery".  
 
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===== Waddell Cemetery  =====
 
===== Waddell Cemetery  =====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Churches ====
  
 
Church of Christ  
 
Church of Christ  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/death/index.htm Menard County, TX Death Index] <br>Menard County, Texas Death Index sorted by surname from Menard TXGenWeb site (''partial listing'')
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  
In 1903, it became mandatory to record births in Texas.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
===== Death  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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In 1903, it became mandatory to record deaths in Texas.
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/death/index.htm Menard County, Tx Death Index] <br>Menard County, Texas Death Index sorted by surname from Menard TxGenWeb site (''partial listing'')
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193780&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Menard&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Menard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/index.htm Menard TXGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.aliciasniche.com/txmenard/index.htm Menard TXGenWeb]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

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Menard County Courthouse
PO Box 1028
Menard, Texas 76859
Phone: 915.396.4682

County Clerk has birth and court records from 1900, marriage records from 1878, death records from 1917, divorce records from 1889, probate and land records from 1880[1]

This is the third and present day courthouse for Menard County, Texas.  Built in 1931, it replaced the old 1885 building and provided much needed jobs for the community at a reported wage of 25 cents per hour.[2]

The county was awarded grant funds in 2004 from the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.[3]  A major part of the renovation was completed in 2007 and county officials returned to the courthouse.

Menard County; PO Box 1028; Menard, TX 76859; Ph. 915.396.4682 Details: (Co Clk has b & ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1878, d rec from 1917, div rec from 1889, pro & land rec from 1880)

History

The first permanent Anglo-American settlement was Menardville in 1867. Unfortunately, they were not able to establish their own government until 1871, when Menardville was officially named the county seat.

Menard County was named in honor of Michel Branamour Menard (1805-1856), who was an early settler of Galveston, TX. Located in Central Texas, Menard County is on the edge of the Edwards Plateau and lies within the Colorado River basin.

Parent County

1858--Menard County was created 22 January 1858 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Menard [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

None.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ft. McKavett

Community

Military

Hext
  • Hext History - Menard TXGenWeb Site.  History of the community.  Also known as Wagnerville.
Menard

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ft. McKavett Cemetery

The Ft. McKavett Cemetery is located near the Ft. McKavett State Park.  It was the original burial site for the soldiers of the Fort and residents of the McKavett Community.  There is also a Catholic section of burials in this cemetery.

Garden of Memories Cemetery

A Catholic Cemetery for the town of Menard that was established around the early to mid-1930's.

Hext Cemetery

Cemetery for the residents of the Hext community.

  • Hext Burials - Find-A-Grave listing of graves in the Hext Cemetery.  Can be searched by name or browse all burials.
Little Saline Cemetery

Cemetery for the Saline Community.

Noguess Cemetery

A family cemetery located on private property.  It is also known as the Vaughan Cemetery.

Old Catholic Cemetery

This cemetery is also known as "The Decker Cemetery" and "Cleo Highway Cemetery".

Opp Cemetery

This cemetery is also known as the Bihl Cemetery.

  • Opp Cemetery - Listings and pictures of Opp/Bihl Cemetery from Menard TXGenWeb site.
  • Opp Cemetery - Listings from Find-A-Grave
Pioneer Rest Cemetery

This was the original cemetery for the town of Menardville.

Rest Haven Cemetery

Rest Haven Cemetery is the newer cemetery for the town of Menard.  It was established in the early 1930's when it became apparent that Pioneer Rest Cemetery was filled to capacity.

Splittgerber Cemetery

This cemetery is also known as the "Ellis Cemetery".

Waddell Cemetery

Churches

Church of Christ

First Baptist Church - 300 Tipton Street, Menard - (325) 396-4701

First United Methodist Church - 201 Gay Street, Menard - (325) 396-2452

Lutheran Church

Menard Cowboy Church - Church website.  2711 Ryan Road, Menard - (325) 396-2319

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Historic)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Menard County, Texas. Page 670 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Menard News and Messenger of March 26, 1931
  3. Round IV Grant receipient - Texas Historical Commission Report
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).